2nd May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 8th – 14th May: Surviving to Thriving

Mental Health Awareness Week has taken place in the second week of May since 2000 and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, a charity dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems.

This year the theme is why too few of us are thriving on good mental health rather than asking why so many people are living with mental health problems. Employment worries, money concerns and managing family life can be overwhelming yet at the same time can be seen as an accepted part of everyday life. The focus will be on:

  • How many of us are surviving or thriving, and the difference between the two
  • Why some communities are under strain and what government can do to support them to thrive
  • What steps we can take to look after our mental health, building resilience to cope with the demands of life

In the community local to our Byker office various events are taking place to enable people to find out what is available to promote good mental health and well-being and what support there is when help is needed:

Mental Health Awareness Week

Blog by Katharine Lawrence, Partner and Mental Health Solicitor