Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted: 11th May 2015

Mental Health Awareness week – 11th – 17th May 2015 - #MHAW15



Mental health is a level of psychological wellbeing or an absence of a mental disorder. It is the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment. From the perspective of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual’s ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) mental health includes “subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, intergenerational dependence, and self-actualization of one’s intellectual and emotional potential, among others. WHO further states that the well-being of an individual is encompassed in the realization of their abilities, coping with normal stresses of life, productive work and contribution to their community, However, cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how “mental health” is defined.


A person struggling with his or her behavioral health may face stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, addiction, ADHD or learning disabilities, mood disorders, or other psychological concerns.

Counsellors, therapists, life coaches, psychologist, nurse practitioners or physicians can help manage behavioral health concerns with treatments such as therapy, counselling, or medication. The new field of global mental health is “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide.



This year’s Mental Health Awareness week is focusing on ‘Mindfulness’

To understand more about this please go to, this will explain all you want to know about ‘Mindfulness’


Mind is a fantastic charity that is dedicated and supports Mental Health. They provide a number of Wellbeing Centre’s and charity shops across England and Wales which provides support for over 400,000 people!

Check out their website for everything you want to know about Mental Health, from where your local wellbeing Centre is, information and support, latest news and campaigns and how to get involved, support and raise awareness.

Find your local Mind:




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