Mental Health Awareness Week: E&D Competition of the Month!

Posted: 3 May 2017 at 7:50 am | Author: Alison German

Mental Health Awareness Week featured imageThis month’s prize competition topic is Mental Health Awareness Week – enter and be in with a chance to win a £20 amazon voucher!

Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 8-14 May 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’ which aims to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the theme seeks to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. This includes exploring the difference between surviving or thriving, why some communities are under strain and what government can to do support them, and what steps we can take to look after our mental health and build resilience to cope with the demands of life.

In order to be in with a chance of winning a £20 amazon voucher, you simply need to submit an effort you have made to engage with and/or raise awareness of the topic Mental Health Awareness Week to by Thursday 25 May 2017.

What you choose to submit is open to your interpretation. This means you can enter anything you feel is relevant. This could be anything from artwork and videos, to personal stories, blogs, fundraising efforts or poems.

If you’re struggling to think of ideas, you could send us…

  • Personal stories – Just as people are not defined by their physical injuries and disabilities, mental illness is not a character flaw and is not a sign of personal weakness. Sharing a personal story is a great way to open up an honest discussion and break down stigma.
  • News reports – Mental health problems are incredibly common. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week have experienced a common mental health problem. You could research what is being done in your area to prioritise mental health and report back.
  • Blogs – Blogging is one of the most accessible ways to share your ideas with others. There are endless possibilities when it comes to what you can write about. This could include how we can better manage our mental health, how we can support people we know when they’re struggling, or how we can improve mental wellbeing in the workplace!

These are just a few ideas. Remember – we will consider whatever you choose to submit, provided it fits the theme!

Good luck!

This competition is open to all students, staff  at CAW Business School. Entries should be sent to, or handed in to College, by Thursday 25 May 2017.

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