Mental Health Awareness Week – May 8 – 14

8th May 2017 in Charity

Mental Health Awareness Week – May 8 – 14

Mental Health Awareness Week and raising charity awareness

Raising awareness and funds is one of the most important aspects of a charity. Without the awareness of their cause and available money, it’s difficult for a charity to make a difference.

Monday, May 8 is the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week. The awareness week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation and gives a great chance for the country to talk about mental health in an accepting and open way.

This year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’. The website reads that good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. Rather than asking why so many people are living with mental health problems, the awareness week seeks to uncover why too few people are thriving with good mental health.

Raising awareness of topics such as mental health is important for changing the way people think and talk about the issue.

Promotional products are often used by charities to fundraise and increase awareness in their causes. They can be sold on for a profit or given away as freebies, with contact details and information printed on them.

Could we help?

Raising awareness with promotional products is something EverythingBranded have experience in. The company has recently started an initiative where we feature one or two charities a month. We donate promotional merchandise to the charity and explain who they are and what they do on our blog.

We have already worked with groups such as the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Smile for Joel and Dravet Syndrome UK.

EverythingBranded are excited to work with charities in all areas and of all sizes. If you are interested in a charity partnership with please call 0116 3660052 and ask for James to discuss the scheme.

Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain. Between four and 10% of people will experience depression in their lifetime. For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week and the importance of good mental health, please head to the Mental Health Foundation website.

The website features fundraising ideas for the awareness week, statistics and figures about mental health and ideas on improving your mental wellbeing.