07 May 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 runs from May 10-16 and the theme for this year is nature.

The week is an annual Mental Health Foundation initiative for the country to focus on achieving good mental health.

“This year we want as many people as possible – individuals, communities and governments – to think about connecting with nature and how nature can improve our mental health,” said the Foundation.

“However, the Week is also a chance to talk about any aspect of mental health that people want to – regardless of the theme.”

Resources and materials for use to promote the week, mental health awareness and hold healthy discussions about mental health are available on the Mental Health Foundation website here.

#MHAW2021 activities at ELFT

Bedfordshire and Luton
The Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College is promoting workshops and activities and running a #BeeFriendlyRC campaign.
Bee-friendly seeds are being sent to partners and colleagues at Trust sites across the county.
The idea is to ask people to plant some seeds or take a picture of themselves in a calm, natural setting – or just    ‘bee-ing’ a friend and being kind.
See @RC_BedsLuton on Twitter or the college’s Facebook page, @rcluton.

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service - Online webinars 
A series of online webinars are taking place during the course of the week, themes include Pregnancy & Motherhood, Mindfulness, Coping with Long Term Conditions and The Power of Nature. 
Full details, including the code for joining can be downloaded here>>
Tower Hamlets
A bespoke webinar looking at general wellbeing and how we can make the most of nature is being held by Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies on May 12 at 1 pm. It is open to Tower Hamlets residents only. Visit this page to sign up.