The National Wellbeing Service is keen to promote Mental Health Awareness Week, held on 8-14 May 2017 which is focusing on mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. With people struggling to cope with the demands of life and stuck on getting through the day, we will explore:
- how many of us are surviving or thriving, and the difference between the two
- why some communities are under strain and what government can do to support them to thrive
- what steps we can take to look after our mental health, building resilience to cope with the demands of life.
Throughout the week the personal stories of people who are surviving or thriving will be highlighted.
Join Thunderclap on 8 May and help us spread our message as far as possible. You can help to ignite a national conversation about whether we are surviving or thriving and what we can do to bring about change. On facebook and twitter please use the hashtag: #MHAW17