Mental Health Awareness Week ideas

The 9th-15th May is Mental Health Awareness Week. The focus is loneliness and steps we can take to address it. 

Working remotely can be quite lonely. Post-pandemic more people than ever are working remotely full or part time.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are encouraged to share our stories of loneliness, break the stigma and be part of the movement working to tackle loneliness. 

Here are some suggestions as to how you could do this within your workplace:

Coffee Break

Whether you're working remotely or in the office, encourage your colleagues to take time out for a physical or virtual coffee break next week. Use this time to check in with each other, chat about this week's topic of loneliness and share stories that might make people feel less alone. 


Anonymous story submissions

Sometimes it can be hard to feel confident talking about feelings, but there are ways to do this anonymously. Share a Google Jamboard around your team and give people the opportunity contribute their stories for others to read. 

Access our Loneliness Jamboard here.


Team lunch 

Treat your team to some snacks or sweet treats during their lunch break. If your team works remotely, use the Treat Time bulk address tool to quickly and easily send a foodie gift to each of your staff. Use the resources provided by the Mental Health Foundation to encourage participation and discussion around loneliness.

Click here for resources.


Stay in touch

If your team works remotely, reach out with a gift or treat to let them know you're thinking of them, you can also add your own personalised message or sentiment to a number of the gifts on our site:

Happiness Box 


Together, we can work to improve mental health and wellbeing at work. 
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