Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May – TAKE NOTICE

Day 3

Take stock of your surroundings, be curious, catch sight of the beautiful. Being in a state of ‘mindfulness’ has been shown to be associated with a positive mental state. Greater awareness of the world around us helps us see the unusual and notice simple pleasures like the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you’re walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be present to your feelings and environment. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

How can I learn more?


This years theme is ‘ Nature’ why not take notice of the woods


The Woodland Trust know about nature and the benefits that getting into the wild can have for our mental health. They have shared their ‘Find a wood’ tool, making it easier for us all to find a wooded trail near us without having to venture too far from our own postcodes. And you may even be able to discover some spring wildlife in your new local spot.


Mental Health UK have a series of  ‘How to…’ webinars explore which a variety of topics, from young people’s mental health support to wellbeing in the workplace. For each session you’ll hear from experts at Mental Health UK, who’ll share solutions to some commonly-faced challenges, and discuss the role that positive environments and techniques can play in overcoming these

To attend an event, all you need to do is sign up to a specific event from the list below and register your attendance.

All courses are hosted on the Zoom Webinars platform, and attendees will receive confirmation of their attendance shortly after they’ve registered.

How to… increase understanding of the links between mental and physical health and provide support in the workplace

Thursday 20 May 2021, 10-11am

In this webinar, Katie Legg will be talking to Lucy Schonegevel from Rethink Mental Illness about the issues arising in the workplace, the impact of Covid-19 and what managers can do to promote good mental health and physical health and help employees where needed.


  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK (host)
  • Lucy Schonegevel, Associate Director for Policy and Practice at Rethink Mental Illness (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Employers, HR professionals and mental health champions.

Register for this webinar


The University has resources to support you – you can also support others:

Use the facilities at Kent Sport to increase your activity