European Mental Health Week 22-28 May 2023
The European Mental Health Week is a pan-European initiative that aims to raise awareness about the importance of mental health in our everyday lives. Set up and run by Europe’s largest independent mental health NGO Mental Health Europe (MHE), the fourth edition of the European Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this year from 22 May until 28 May 2023.
Mental health is universal and essential for thriving societies and the theme this year is Mentally Healthy Communities. The goal of this year’s Awareness Week is to increase understanding and learning about mental health in our communities, schools, workplaces, and at home so that everyone can thrive and flourish at every stage of life.
Mental well-being is universal and essential for healthy communities, and vice-versa. As with physical health, mental health can have its ups and downs over a lifetime. Young or old, we all need better understanding, knowledge, skills and support to take care of our mental health.
That’s why it is crucial to address mental health across our communities, in schools, homes and workplaces. Mentally healthy communities allow us to thrive without fear of stigma or discrimination.