Nottingham Mental Health Awareness Week 10th - 21st October

Posted 01.10.2022

Now in it’s 30th year, Nottingham Mental Health Awareness Week was started by a small group of service users and carers in 1992, with the aim of reducing stigma and promoting greater understanding.   Thanks to the support of many individuals and organisations, it has grown from one week to two, and become part of the local calendar – timed to coincide with World Mental Health Day, October 10th.

The week includes a series of events which are not commissioned according to any particular theme, but are contributed from the community, to reflect the diversity of approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

Events emerge each year from a wide network of local groups and organisations, and the MHAW coordinating committee acts as a catalyst to stimulate ideas and build a balanced programme.

The programmes include contributions from art, music, film, drama, therapies, information and social events, open to anyone interested.


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