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Mantra Supports Mental Health Awareness

Posted: by Jo Friday, 30 April 2021 @ 12:03

May sees both Mental Health Awareness Week (10th to 16th), and Maternal Mental Health Week (3rd to 9th May) take place – both intended to draw attention to challenges around mental health.

During the last year, with lockdowns and huge restrictions on our mobility and our connections with other people, the toll on people’s mental health has been incredible. From anxiety and depression, to loneliness and fear, to self-harm and thoughts of suicide, many people have suffered from the crippling effects of isolation. For new mums, it has often been even worse, with few of the support systems they would normally have around them.

Here at Mantra, we support MIND, the mental health charity, with all their work to raise awareness of, and remove the stigma around, mental health issues. Our ‘Strength’ necklace raises funds which go directly to support their work, with 25% of the sales of the necklace going straight to the charity.

We also work with PANDAS, a specialist charity that provides support for all forms of pre-and post-natal mental health issues. Our ‘Intuition’ necklace raises funds for PANDAS, with its empowering message, ‘I trust my intuition. I call upon my inner strength’.

The organisations behind these two important awareness weeks have given a lot of thought to the theme and focus for this year.

Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (10th to 16th May) is ‘Connect with Nature’. Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to achieve good mental health without a greater connection to the natural world. According to research carried out throughout the pandemic, going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies, and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

As Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, Mark Rowland, explains:

“During Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we will pull together the evidence that demonstrates the powerful benefits of nature for our mental health. We will look at nature’s unique ability to not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder.

We have two clear aims. Firstly, to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. Secondly, to convince decision makers at all levels that access to and quality of nature is a mental health and social justice issue as well as an environmental one.”

For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, visit mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 

Maternal Mental Health Week

The theme for Maternal Mental Health Week (3rd to 9th May) is ‘Journeys to Recovery’, highlighting the different ways in which recovery can take place. It is a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby.

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Mantra supports Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

The organisation behind it is dedicated to signposting support for all mums and families, and focuses on advocating for those affected by Maternal Mental Health, to access the information and help they require to enable recovery.   

Facebook - PerinatalMHPartnershipUK

Twitter - @PMHPUK

Instagram - perinatalmhpartnership

Website – www.perinatalmhpartnership.com   

Mantra Changes Lives

You can also support two very important charities who are involved in finding solutions to mental health challenges, by buying a Mantra necklace for yourself or as a gift, with 25% of the sales going straight to charity.

Choose our ‘Strength’ necklace to support MIND, or our ‘Intuition’ Necklace to support PANDAS:

Mind Charity Necklace by Mantra   Pandas Charity Necklace by Mantra


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