Events

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

Community Event

National
16th - 22nd May 2016
00:01 - 23:59 (each day)

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2016.

Mental Health Awareness Week is held annually to raise awareness of mental health and well-being issues.

For 2016, the theme is 'relationships' - the forgotten foundation of good mental health and well-being. The week aims to encourage a greater focus on the quality of our relationships and highlight that they are just as important as eating well, exercising more and stopping smoking.

Mental Health Awareness Week was first held in 2000 and since then it has shone a spotlight on the impact factors including anxiety, sleep deprivation and exercise can have on our mental health.

Last year, the focus was on 'mindfulness' and the PCC joined Mersey Care NHS Trust's Chief Executive Joe Rafferty and Merseyside Police's Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan to discuss the work being done on Merseyside to support vulnerable people on BBC Radio Merseyside.

Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week here.