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13 May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (13 - 19 May 2024) and this year’s theme is Movement: Moving more for our mental health.

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Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event providing an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. Across the country, people will be talking about their mental health and sharing their own experiences and helpful ideas on how to manage it. 

Why movement?

Movement is important for our mental health. But so many of us struggle to move enough. 

We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week the campaign is focusing on helping people to find moments for movement in their daily routines. 

Going for a walk in your neighbourhood, putting on your favourite music and dancing around the living room, chair exercises when you’re watching television – it all counts!

The week is also a chance to talk about any aspect of mental health that people want to – regardless of the theme.

Accord is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week.

Get involved

There are lots of ways that you can get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week:

For more ways to get involved and show your support during the week, check out the resources available on the Mental Health Foundation website.

Mental health at work

Looking after your wellbeing when you're at work is so important. 

Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive. Addressing wellbeing at work increases productivity by as much as 12%.

Below are some useful online resources available for supporting positive mental health at work:

Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive. 

Available support

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At Accord, all of our team of advisors have been accredited in Mental Health First Aid by MHFA England.

If you’re an Accord member and need a chat about support at work, call our helpline on  0118 934 1808. 

Accord's ED&I Group

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The Accord Equality Diversity & Inclusion group’s aim is to maximise our members' potential, regardless of background, and ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect. It’s a place where diversity is celebrated, without prejudice or judgement. It’s a chance to collectively learn from our experiences and enrich all our lives.

The group get involved in a broad spectrum of events across the year. If you’re interested, why not get involved — email us at [email protected] or register to join online.

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