Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

10th May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 runs from 10th-16th May.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the week is a chance for us all to focus on the importance of growing knowledge and finding support for mental health problems, especially during these particularly challenging times.

To help you mark the week, we have put together a small collection of videos and articles from the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) that you might find useful.

Mental Health Awareness Week Resources 


This discussion and audience Q&A was held as one of the BNA's 'Bring Your Own Brain' (BYOB) events in April 2021, a programme of free online activities open to everyone to explore the brain and nervous system.

With Ruby Wax, BNA Patron, TV writer and performer who also holds a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. And Ash Ranpura, a neuroscientist and clinical neurologist.

Another webinar held as part of the BNA's 'BYOB', examining the essence of rest and how we can find more of it. With award-winning broadcaster and psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond. Claudia presents 'All in the Mind' on BBC Radio 4 which covers psychology, neuroscience & mental health and is Visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex.


An article published in the BNA journal 'Brain and Neuroscience Advances' by Catherine Harmer and Alexander Kaltenboeck

An article published in the BNA journal 'Brain and Neuroscience Advances' by Wafa Hourani and Stephen P. H. Alexander

An article published in the BNA journal 'Brain and Neuroscience Advances' by David Cunningham Owens and Eve C. Johnstone

The BNA's interview with world expert in neuroscience and mental health, Professor Ed Bullmore, on his free public lecture held at the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience.


For further information and resources for Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) click here.



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