Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

May 2020

18-24 May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness Week. 


Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is a chance for the UK to focus on mental health.

This year’s theme is kindness, with the week running from 18 – 24 May.

The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health.

Some people have mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, which means they have feelings that won’t go away and which start to really affect day-to-day life.

Mark Rowland, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And we want to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic.”

Have you carried out any acts of kindness recently? Watch the video above to hear what some of you have to say about the importance of being kind.

A Message from the Staff at Venerable Bede for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020


Click through to our ever-evolving Well-Being and Mindfulness page to explore more resources that will help you to engage with Mental Health Awareness Week!