Mental Health Awareness Week - What's on locally?

Mental Health Awareness Week (10th – 16th May 2021) is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.

It’s the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and inspire actions to promote good mental health for all. This year’s theme is nature.

The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health, and millions of people discovered that during lockdowns in 2020. However, this was not the same for all of us. MHAW 2021 will explore what the barriers to accessing nature are and ensure that everyone is able to share in the natural world and experience its mental health benefits.

Daily themes

• Monday 10th May – Being Active in nature

• Tuesday 11th May – Keep Learning in nature

• Wednesday 12th May –Connections to nature

• Thursday 13th May – Giving time and giving to nature • Friday 14th May –Taking Notice in nature

• Saturday 15th May – Why Accessible Nature matters

• Sunday 16th May – Creative ways to be in nature

Mental Health Awareness Week resources

To help celebrate MHAW the Mental Health Foundation have provided a range of resources from logos, press release templates and social media assets. Simply follow the link here to access these resources.

Campaign hashtags:



#NatureinBANES (Bath Mind own hashtag)

What's on locally?

During Mental Health Awareness Week, there are various free face to face and online events available. Please note this list is not exhaustive, some of these events are specific to Mental Health Awareness week others are on an ongoing basis.

Monday 10th May

• Green Links Community Allotment - 12:30 – 3:30pm

• EcoWild Lakeside Wellbeing - 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

• EcoWild Peer-led Lakeside Wellbeing – 10am – 3pm

Tuesday 11th May

• Creativity Works Writing Outside the Walls – Four Week Course - 2pm – 4pm

• Bath Mind & Creatvitiy Works Snap and Stay Session in Keynsham Park from 1pm - 3pm.

• Bath Mind Mental Health First Aid Aware Training Session – 9:30am – 2pm

• Green Links Community Allotment at Alice Park Community Garden, 10am – 1pm.

• EcoWild Natures Respite, 10am – 12pm and 12:45pm – 2:45pm

Wednesday 12th May

• Eating for Good Mental Health and Wellbeing, 10am – 1pm

• Gardening for wildlife at Sydney Gardens – 2pm – 4pm

• Green Links Community Allotment, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

• Green Links Community Allotment at The Potting Shed, Radstock, 11am – 2pm

• Online Connect 5 Session 1 Mental Health & Wellbeing Conversations – 1pm -4pm

Thursday 13th May

• Creativity Works Intention Sticks at Sydney Gardens – 2pm – 4pm

• Mindfulness session with Huw Griffiths at Sydney Gardens, Bath – 6pm – 7pm

Friday 14th May

• Bath Mind Mindfulness Walk around Henrietta Park from 11am - 11.30am.

Saturday 15th May

• Wheels for All Bath and West Saturday Club 12pm – 1:30pm

How else can I get involved?

If you're looking for other ways to get involved in this Mental Health Awareness Week, then checkout Bath Mind's competition and resources below:

  • Download the Bath Mind free B&NES Wellbeing Map

  • Enter their nature-themed photo competition for a chance to win local prizes

  • Try one of their free online/at-home nature-themed wellbeing activities

Mental Health Support

If you or someone you know is in need of support, then please visit the Bath Mind local support directory.

This resource includes COVID-19 pandemic-related options for mental health support as well as crisis support.