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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

10th to 16th May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Week!

 

This week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the mental health problems that millions of us experience ourselves, or see a loved one struggle with. This video by Mind, the mental health charity, explains why people from across the UK will be getting involved in this year's Mental Health Awareness Week:

 

 
You can find out about Mind's campaign and how to get involved by clicking here.
 
The theme this year is 'Nature'. Please read below to find out how we are helping our carers to #ConnectWithNature and improve their mental health.

 

'Hidden from Sight' by Carol Ellis:

#ConnectWithNature

Why Nature?

 

Nature can have a powerful and positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing. Even appreciating small things within nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and stress, which is why we feel nature is especially important for carers. During Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we would like to encourage more carers to interact with nature and connect with one another.

 

During the pandemic, we have seen how involvement with other carers and with nature has helped so many of you. These are just two quotes from our carers about their experiences with Carers Count in 2020:

 

  

 

During this awareness week, the Mental Health Foundation are asking us all to do three things: 

  • Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
  • Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment. You can find these by clicking here.

In connection with these goals, Carers Count invite you to get involved with our exciting 'Walking for Carers 2021' event!

 

Please click here to find out how you can get involved and #ConnectWithNature.

Top tips from the Mental Health Foundation:

 

 

Join our virtual Walking for Carers event!

 

 

Mental Health Support Offer: