Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems. It seeks to inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for everyone.
Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 15th to 21st May 2023 and is an event hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. The Mental Health Foundation have organised and hosted Mental Health Awareness Week for the last two decades. During this time the event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally. It’s an opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice.
The week will explore the experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.
Loneliness affects millions of people in the UK every year and is a key driver of poor mental health. The Foundation’s Mental Health in the Pandemic research has found that loneliness has been exacerbated by the Covid pandemic.
Watch this space for how we plan to get involved!
At Reedham Primary and Nursery School we are very aware of the daily demands placed on our pupils and their families, therefore we are committed to the wellbeing of all our pupils, parenst and staff. Covid-19 has had an impact on our wellbeing. We are working hard to ensure that despite this our children still have opportunities to flourish.
There is a lot in the news about mental illness but if we can encourage our pupils to become resilient, have high self esteem, to be able to share how they feel and to be open-minded, we can help to keep our pupils mentally well.
Our Wellbeing Policy is out for approval from staff and governors.