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Mental Health Awareness Week

11 May 2015

It’s Mental Health Awareness week from 11 to 17 May, and this year’s theme is mindfulness.

Mindfulness is about paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – to help improve your mental wellbeing.

Being aware is one of the five evidence-based steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. Learn more about the five steps for mental wellbeing.

Mental Health Awareness Week started in 2000 and each year helps to get people talking about important issues around mental health, such as stigma, dual diagnosis, physical activity and the importance of sleep.

This national event is coordinated by the Mental Health Foundation, which works to tackle inequalities and raise awareness.

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