Mental Health Awareness Week

8th May 2017


Surviving or Thriving?

Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This year, rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the Mental Health Foundation seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

In March 2017, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, NatCen conducted a survey amongst its panel members in England, Scotland and Wales. This aimed to understand the prevalence of self-reported mental health problems, levels of positive and negative mental health in the population, and the actions people take to deal with the stressors in their lives.

The full report can be found here

MRC launches new mental health strategy

The Medical Research Council’s neuroscience and mental health board has launched a completely updated mental health strategy to drive forward discovery science in the field.

Dr Andrew Welchman appointed Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health at Wellcome

The BNA would like to congratulate Dr Andrew Welchman on his appointment as Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health at Wellcome, from April 1st this year.



"Conquering exam stress" – Animation by The Physiological Society

Exam time has come around again in schools across the country, and we all know how stressful that can be.

To help students cope, The Physiological Society has created an animation entitled "Conquering exam stress: lessons from our bodies" aimed at school students showing how stress works in the body, and giving tips for how to take control.

To watch the animation visit 



6th July 2017: Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action

20th Sept 2017: Mental Health 2017 – Implementing the Five Year forward View

27th Sept 2017: Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality

More events happening this week can be found here







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