Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW16

23 May 2016

Yesterday marked the end of Mental Health Awareness Week which had a theme of relationships.

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place each year to raise awareness of the important issue of mental health, which will affect one in four people in the UK this year, as reported by City AM last week. The theme of the week was relationships, urging for people to understand how fundamental relationships are to our health and well-being.

We were astounded to see how many people up and down the country were supporting the awareness week including companies, charities and individuals running events and having conversations on social media. We were one of those supporting the cause as mental health is very close to us as a charity.

We run a sports programme called Health Kicks which offers regular sporting activity to people accessing mental health services in the Greater Ipswich area who are above 18 years old.

To take part in the week, we created some images of just how useful sport is for breaking down the barriers of mental health and helping to promote relationships, which we see firsthand every week.

Take a look at them below…