Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Dear Patients,

There are is the new ‘Join the Million’ and 2nd Dose assets for our ‘Covid-19 Vaccine’ campaign encouraging the public to get vaccinated.

We are also aware that mental wellbeing may be front of mind for many of us as we approach Mental Health Awareness Week starting on May 10th and so we are sharing our Better Health Every Mind Matters resources.

COVID-19 has impacted the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to change fundamentally. Research shows that since the start of the pandemic there has been an increase in a range of mental health conditions for adults, from low wellbeing, sleep problems and anxiety to depression.

So for Mental Health Awareness week starting on May 10-16 we are updating our Every Mind Matters resources to help conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.

We are adding more Better Health – Every Mind Matters digital ahead of May 10th including social media assets, conversation starters, activation guides and more on the PHE Campaign Resource Centre.

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Every Mind Matters Mind Plan

There are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing. The Every Mind Matters can get you started with a free NHS online plan, showing you simple steps to help manage anxiety, sleep better and boost your mood. You can share a link to the Every Mind Matters mental health action plan with you networks or embed the Mind Plan on your website – instructions on how to do this can be found on the Public Health England website.

In addition to the Every Mind Matters Mind Plan there is a wealth of content which includes practical tips and videos from experts on dealing with stress and anxiety, boosting your mood, sleeping better and what you can do to help others – including advice for parents and for children and young people.

The Every Mind Matters platform has been continuously updated to support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and has a COVID-19 hub that includes tips and support on how to deal with change, cope with money worries and job uncertainty and how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home.

We thank you for your continued support and wish you all a positive Mental Health Week.