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Mental Health Awareness Week

by Katie King

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which this year has the theme of Kindness.

In recognition, our UK workspace partner, Fora, has curated a line-up of workshops and resources, all with a mental-health-boosting focus to inspire us to make positive changes in our lives and, importantly, to help us be more mindful of others.

On Wednesday 20th, CHAMPS helps us uncover our meaning and purpose in life, and KPMG return to quell our anxiety about the future with a medium-to-long-term financial planning workshop. Tortoise is back with their Sensemaker on Friday and you can find all the details you need below.

Finding Your Meaning and Purpose

Wed. 20th May, 13:00-14:00 BST

Meaning is important to us as life is short, and our 'why' is key to unlocking and optimising our mental wealth. In the penultimate week of our positive psychology mini-series, we're looking at 'finding your meaning and purpose'. This webinar is led by Charlie Hoare, an author, entrepreneur and life coach with an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. Personal experience of depression and anxiety also led him to write ‘MAN DOWN: A Man’s Guide to Mental Health’. Join Charlie and take this time to dig deep into your meaning and purpose.

Find out more and sign up >>

MentalK - Men's mental health with Jon Salmon

Fri. 22 May 2020, 9:00-10:00 BST

The MentalK session is an open conversation around mental health, with inspirational men who have a story to tell of how they are helping other men. Jon Salmon will be leading this conversation, telling his story, sharing his own life experiences, and offering tips, support and signposting.

Find out more and sign up >>

How to cope if the news is making you anxious

I'm sure many of us can relate to feeling trepidation and anxiety from reading or watching the news at the moment. Jemma Finch, Co-Founder of Stories Behind Things, the storytelling platform that celebrates mindful consumption, sets out her seven top tips for stamping out anxiety towards negative headlines without turning a blind eye to the issues.

Read full article here >>

Reframing our thinking: How to believe good things can happen

How do we spread good in such a difficult time? How can we manage our mindset to stop us drifting into negativity bias, especially in such an uncertain period? In this episode of the Deliciously Ella podcast, Neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart joins Ella to talk through the power of the mind, the law of attraction and whether creating the life we want is luck, faith at work or something explainable by science.

Listen to the podcast here >>

 

The Mental Health Foundation organises and hosts Mental Health Awareness Week every year. The week runs from 18th to 24th May and is now in its 20th year.

Mental Health Awareness Week is marked in different ways by organisations and individuals.  This year, the Foundation is asking people to share their stories of kindness during the Week on social media and also their ideas for how we can build a kinder society, using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

Visit mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw for more information.