Mental Health Awareness Week

mhaw-tile-relationshipsMental Health Awareness Week 2016 – 16th – 22nd May

Be part of Mental Health Awareness Week and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing in your local community. CASS will be promoting events and linking in with community groups here in Bristol.

What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Every year in May, the Mental Health Foundation raises awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues by running Mental Health Awareness Week. The campaign involves events which run all over the UK as well as discussions on social media.

Each year, the campaign has a theme and this year it’s ‘relationships’. Healthy and supportive relationships reduce the risk of mental ill health – from family and friends, to colleagues and neighbours, it’s all about taking notice of those connections that make you feel safe and supported.

How can I get involved?

There are plenty of ways to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week. You can:

  • Hold an event: A bake sale, a wellbeing walk, an information stand at your local community centre… There are plenty of options for running your own event. Don’t have time to plan something from scratch? You could tie in Mental Health Awareness Week with one of your existing activities using leaflets and posters. There are plenty of ideas and resources available on the Mental Health Foundation Website:
  • Join the discussion: Follow along on social media using the hashtag #MHAW16. CASS will be joining in the discussion, so don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter @CASSBristol.

Contact us

We’d love to hear about your plans, so let us know if you want to run an event for Mental Health Awareness Week in Bristol and we’ll help you promote it. Drop us an email on or call 0117 304 1400 and ask to speak to the CASS team.