This year we are asking you to join us. Stand with us: raise awareness, start conversations, reduce stigma, donate, fundraise and prioritise your own mental health and wellbeing, and the mental health and wellbeing of everyone in Lancashire.
The pandemic has seen millions of people experience a mental health condition or see someone close to them struggle. Support networks have disappeared and contact with others has been greatly reduced.
Mental Health Awareness Week's hosts, The Mental Health Foundation, have chosen Nature for this year's theme. "Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world." Mental Health Foundation
We are delighted to bring you a week packed full of content themed around nature and mental health. Keep reading for full details.
How can I get involved?
- Give & Grow Boxes - treat yourself
- Breaking Boundaries 2021 - sign up
- #NatureinMind - take photos
- Share our content - just one click
- Nature Activity Pack - share fun with all ages
Nature Activity Pack
Our Children & Young People team have produced a fantastic nature-themed family pack of fun ideas and activities aimed at all ages, from children in their early years to young people at college and university.Download our Nature Activity Pack here
If you take part in any of the activities, please tag us on social media with any photos or posts and share your experiences with others - it may inspire someone else. Our hashtag is #NatureinMind and you can find us here: instagram: @lancsmind - Facebook: @MindLancashire Twitter: @LancsMind.
Give & Grow Boxes
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is Nature and Lancashire Mind is excited to be offering Give & Grow Boxes. This year we have created gift boxes packed with nature-themed items and activities designed to give you a wellbeing boost.
Perfect as a gift for you or a loved one, the packs contain: Happiness Quote Cards - Cornflower seeds - Origami craft activity - Twig frame craft activity - Cord wristband with nature charm - Literature from Lancashire Wildlife Trust and a few special boxes will also include a hand-crafted bee. We have just 100 boxes available with all donations going to Lancashire Mind.
Thank you to our Corporate Partners Zebra Technologies for sponsoring our Give & Grow Boxes.
Breaking Boundaries 2021
Starting at the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week we need you to help us travel an incredible, collective 1668 miles- that's four times around the palatine boundary of Lancashire. Everyone has mental health and as a charity we are here for the 4 in 4 as well as the 1 in 4 who live with a mental health condition. We are doing this for everyone as everyone in Lancashire deserves to have good mental health. Find out more here.
Look out for our social media campaign asking you to share photos out in nature and what it is about nature that brings you joy, peace, energy and generally boosts your wellbeing.
Share our content
Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be sharing resources, blogs, posts and more across our social media accounts. Please share these updates with your networks and help us to raise awareness.
Working in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust
We are delighted to be working with Lancashire Wildlife Trust throughout Mental Health Awareness Week. Look out for lots of content on our social media. Check out the links below to find out more about them and how you can get more involved with nature locally.