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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Departments across the University have created a calendar of events to celebrate the week, allowing you to join in and find out more about mental health support available to you and others. ​​

Calendar of Events from the University of Edinburgh to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week

More Information about Mental Health Awareness Week

The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May.

This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways.

Some of the ways people can participate in Mental Health Awareness Week:

  • During Mental Health Awareness Week, why not try to make a habit each day of connecting to the nature in your local area? Stop to listen to the birdsong, smell the freshly cut grass, take care of a house plant, notice any trees, flowers or animals nearby. Take a moment to appreciate these connections.  
  • Share images/videos/or just sound recordings of the nature on your doorstep (and how this made you feel) on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Use Mental Health Foundation resources in your family, school, workplace and community to join with thousands of people who will be finding new ways to connect with nature in their local environment.

Find out more

Mental Health Awareness Week

Top Tips for Connecting with Nature

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