Published: 10 May 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week! (10-16 May 2021)

It is the national week to raise awareness of mental health, hosted by the Mental Health foundation. The theme for this week is 'Nature'. 

The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health and millions of people re-discovered that during lockdowns this year.  


 🌱🌷 See how our CS staff and volunteers connect with nature 🌿🌱

Our lovely CS Staff have given you a peak into their safe spaces, to show how they have been using nature to support their mental wellbeing during the lockdown period. Activities range from taking care of house plants to beekeeping! See more here

Hopefullwe’ll also inspire you to connect with nature in new ways, and notice the impact that this connection can have for your mental health.  

Top tips for connecting with Nature 

Mental health foundation have produced top tips on connecting with nature: 

  • Find nature wherever you are 

  • Connect with nature using all of your senses 

  • Get out into nature 

  • Bring nature to you 

  • Exercise in nature 

  • Combine nature with creativity 

    Read more about top tips here 


What events are happening this week? 

1) Mental Health Signposting and Feedback Clinic 

Tue 11 May 2021, 12:30-13:30 

Interactive session, where Healthwatch Southwark will provide you with key local information about mental health services. There will also be an opportunity for you to share your experiences of mental health services, and for them to give you independent advice and information and direct you to any relevant services that you may need. 

For more information and to sign up, click here


2) Support in Southwark: Mental Health Event

Thu 13 May 2021, 17:30-19:00 

Join Healthwatch Southwark at this mental health focused webinar to find out about local mental health services and how to access them. 

For more information and to sign up, click here 



Mental Health Support in Southwark

Healthwatch Southwark have produced this comprehensive guide on where to get advice and information about your mental health in southwark Read it here

You can also contact them to give you independent advice and information, and direct you to any relevant services that you may need. 



Email: [email protected]

Number:  0207 358 7005