Mental Health Awareness Week
We’d like to support our Queen Mary community by marking this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, running from 10-16-May 2021, by offering a range of activities aligned with the theme ‘Nature’. Recent research from the Mental Health Foundation tells us that simply spending more time outdoors has been a main contributing factor to improving mental health during lockdown. That’s why Queen Mary is delivering a series of events to bring our community together, promote wellbeing, and raise awareness around mental health.
How to get involved
Throughout the week, Queen Mary teams will be running a series of online and in-person events to support you in managing your mental health and improving your wellbeing.
See the Mental Health Awareness Week events programme to join the discussion – learn a new skill, prioritise your wellbeing and meet new people!
- Workplace Options offers free counselling and assistance with everyday issues and concerns.
- The Big White Wall offers free online support available to help you take control and feel better.
- Our Mental Health First Aiders are trained in mental health awareness to help advise on your mental wellbeing.
Links and resources: exploring nature
Stop to listen to the birdsong, smell the freshly cut grass, take care of a house plant, or notice any trees, flowers, or animals nearby. Take a moment to appreciate these connections. You could also join a local forest walk.
- The Friends of Tower Hamlets
- London Wildlife Trust
- Walthamstow wetlands
- RSPB Nature Reserves
- Discover our National Parks
- Explore Live Nature Cams
- Identifying Nature
- Top tips on connecting with nature
- How sleep and green space can help your mental health
Share your photos or videos of the nature on your doorstep on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
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