Mental Health Awareness

Illustration of girl smiling after positive mental health counselling session.

What is your mental health like?

Recognising at what stage your own mental health is – and the mental health of those around you – is the start of mental health awareness.

Those of us with good mental health feel positive about life, are able to think, feel and act in a positive way, and can deal with life’s challenges in an orderly fashion.

But if your mental health is poor, you might find it difficult to think, act and feel positive about life, struggle to cope with life’s stresses and strains, and find that your whole lifestyle can be seriously affected.

Learning about mental health awareness with MTS Psychological Health can help identify the issues that affect you. By working together, we can develop a positive pathway to cope with daily pressures and improve your quality of life.

You can also explore the issue online: there’s plenty of information about the annual Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place each May, and which is organised by the Mental Health Foundation.

Loneliness was the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week in 2022; among other things, research has revealed that one in five people feel lonely at work.

In 2021, the Week aimed to raise awareness about the importance of nature for good mental health; in 2020 the theme was kindness and mental health (‘63% of UK adults agree that when other people are kind it has a positive impact on their mental health’); and in 2019 the focus was on mental health and body image – after research found ‘that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.’

There’s more information on the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week page.