Mental Health Awareness Week, May 2023

At GTH construction we are championing Mental Health Awareness week in Mid May 2023. In order to raise awareness and contribute towards this vitally important subject, a few of our team are taking part in an organised run on Sunday 21st May 2023. The run location is in Sutton Park, Birmingham and there is a 10K and half-marathon taking place of which we are participating in both.

This run is on the last day of Mental Health Awareness week and we would be trying to; A) raise awareness of Mental Health and B) gain sponsorship which will be given to a mental health charity.

The running team taking part are already in training which is great for having to stick to those usual New Year’s resolutions to get fit and healthy. As you can appreciate, for most, entering a run where stamina and fitness are key, is a challenge and the motivation of doing so for such a fantastic cause is spurring them on! There will be regular updates on training available on the website, so please take the time to have a look and you never know, it may even motivate you to have a go if you’re not already involved!

Just Giving Donations

We have set-up a Just Giving Page so people can, if they wish, contribute towards our efforts for this important cause.

Here is the link to the Just Giving Page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gth-construction

Here is the link for more information on the run:

https://www.runthrough.co.uk/event/birmingham-running-festival-may-2023/

 

Donate

 

All donations are welcome and greatly received!

 

Background – About Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event where the whole of the UK comes together to focus on achieving good mental health. The week aims to tackle stigma and enable people to understand and prioritise mental health.

The Mental Health Foundation set up the event 23 years ago and we remain the home of Mental Health Awareness Week, which is a key part of our work as a charity. Each year, we continue to set the dates and theme, and coordinate activities for the week. In recent years, it has evolved to focus on how to prevent mental health problems and has grown to become one of the most high-profile public campaigns in the UK.

Each May, millions of people from all walks of life take part across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They include people in schools and further education; private, public and charity sectors; families and individuals. The week has been actively supported by the UK and national governments, celebrities and many others.

How to take part in Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is a moment for everyone to reflect on mental health, tackle stigma, and learn how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing and protects our mental well-being.

Whether you’re an individual or family, school or college, charity or business, there are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved.

In the spring, the Foundation will be releasing material like posters and social media graphics to help spread the word and ideas for ways that people can take part in the week. Alternatively, you can create your own events and join our movement to create a world with good mental health for all.

During the week itself the Foundation will be sharing content and resources to help understand more about anxiety and some of the things that can help and the people around you manage it.

In the meantime, stay up to date by signing up for our emails and following them on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

 

What can Mental Health Awareness Week achieve?

Mental Health Awareness Week has been vital in growing public understanding of mental health and how mental health problems can be prevented.

It has helped ensure mental health is now a key part of the public conversation after years in which it was not spoken about. This has contributed to changes in government approaches and regulatory policy and is also a very important moment when mental health charities of all kinds can fundraise to support their work.

Above all, it keeps up the pressure to change – so that we all collectively prioritise the UK’s mental health, prevent mental health problems and take action to ensure that we live in a society that values and promotes good mental health for all.

 

………. Many thanks in advance, the GTH Team.