Publish date: 10 May 2024

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13 to 19 May, and the theme for the week is ‘Movement, moving more for our mental health.’ To mark the week there are a number of events taking place across the Trust and in the local community to spotlight the services we offer and to promote awareness of the connection between our physical and mental health for our overall wellbeing.

Launch of new pilot project 

On Monday 13 May, the Trust will be launching an exciting, new pilot project that offers additional mental health support in West London. We’ll be sharing more about this on Monday so stay tuned to our website and social media for more information

Come and meet our Hammersmith and Fulham Talking Therapies Teams 

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The stall is at Broadway Shopping Centre on Tuesday 14 May from 9am to 5pm, on the main outside entrance. We’re also hosting another stall at a local Better gym on Wednesday 15 May, from 9am to 12noon. 

West London Forensic Services (WLFS) Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are moving more for their mental health

Throughout the week the WLFS AHPs will be hosting a number of workshops to encourage service users to move more for their mental health. Some of these will include, cycling, Tai Chi, a physiotherapy exercise group, Nordic walking and much more.

West London 16-25 Mental health integrated network team (MINT) colleagues to visit Houses of Parliament 

Jemma Zaveri, Senior Pathway Coordinator 16-25 MINT will be taking part in a round table discussion on all things mental health along with colleagues from our community partner, QPR in the Community Trust and other delegates at the Houses of Parliament.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Youth Ambassadors are leading the way for movement

Our CAMHS Youth Ambassadors have lined up a busy schedule for CAMHS staff across the Tri-borough on how to keep moving and taking care of our wellbeing. Each day of the week has a wellbeing themed activity with top tips on taking care of our mental and physical health. The activity of the week to keep moving is to take on the ‘Heart of Hounslow to Paris’ challenge, by covering a distance of 234 miles by walking, running, cycling or any other activity you choose.

Going green and moving for Mental Health Awareness Week

Trust staff can join Tandi Kuwana, Practice Development and Innovation Lead who is leading the ‘going green’ and keep moving activity during Mental Health Awareness Week.

To demonstrate support for mental health awareness, Tandi is encouraging each team to wear green attire throughout the week but mainly on Thursday 16 May 2024.

Whether it's green scrubs, ribbons, or accessories, let's come together in a colourful display of solidarity and why not also integrate movement into our daily routine by organising walking lunch activities wherever feasible.

Did you know taking short breaks to enjoy a stroll outdoors not only rejuvenates our bodies but also invigorates our minds, fostering a positive environment of wellbeing

Find out how one of our staff members regained control of his life by turning to exercise. We’ll be sharing his inspiring story during the week and other stories from staff about how movement positively helps all areas of their lives. 

Throughout the week we’ll be sharing updates across our social media channels, so do follow us.