Mental Health Awareness Week is run by the Mental Health Foundation; this year, it takes place from 13 May – 19 May 2024.  The theme is Movement: Moving more for our mental health.

Research has shown that regular physical activity can make us happier and healthier. Our bodies release feel-good hormones when we're active, which can reduce anxiety and stress and help us sleep better.​ By building movement into our working day, we can have a positive impact on productivity and focus.

What is MHFA England doing to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week?

Mental Health Awareness Week is a key moment in the mental health calendar, especially for our MHFAiders, who work tirelessly in their communities and workplaces to support colleagues, friends and family when needed.

We are thrilled to share our exclusive Empower Half Hour resources to enhance and support your Mental Health Week wellbeing activities.
The resources provide simple and mostly free activities that connect mental and physical wellbeing, promote colleague connections, and encourage wellbeing throughout the week and beyond.

We are delighted to share:

Download Empower Half Hour resources

Additionally, you can now download our redeveloped My Whole Self MOT to help take further care of your physical and mental wellbeing.

Download our redeveloped My Whole Self MOT

We want our MHFAiders to have plenty of time to plan their Mental Health Awareness Week activity. If you are an MHFAider, check your inbox or the MHFAider Support App® for more information.

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Brand new MHFA England podcast launching

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re excited to be launching a new podcast, ‘Off the top of your head’ with Chief Executive Simon Blake.

Across the week, we will be broadcasting a series of podcasts about the importance of movement and mental health, with guests including Gem Taylor, Disabled Content Creator, Dr Julia Jones, Neuroscientist and author, and Michael Gunning, Professional athlete and Stonewall Ambassador.

We will be uploading new episodes to our website, which you can access for free. Keep an eye out for new episodes by bookmarking the link below.

Learn more about our podcast