How To Get Involved In Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Between the 13th and 19th of May, it’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2024. This blog post will discuss how you can get involved and show your support, along with some tips for mental health content creators.



Before I share how to get involved in the week I’m going to start this blog with the usual disclaimer, and that is to prioritise your own mental health. This is particularly true for mental health bloggers and content creators. Yes, this is the largest mental health event in the UK. But if you’re not in a good place right now, there is absolutely no reason you should have to participate, and it’s always important to put yourself first both in the content you create and consume. 

Have A Conversation 

The most important way we can all get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 is by having a conversation. With mental health at the forefront of our minds, we have a chance to ask how we really are. Talking is such a simple but critical step that could start someone’s recovery journey. 

This awareness week gives us the space to have a conversation and create san atmosphere for those who may not have felt able to previously to speak up. 

Mental Health Awareness Week gives us all an opportunity to discuss our mental health. It’s in those conversations behind the scenes that can prompt someone to speak to a friend and seek support. 

Checking in with our friends and starting those conversations really matters. This week offers us a space to feel less hesitation and to find out if those around us are really ok. While we may not always be able to make things better it’s important to not overlook the difference little conversations can make. 

Share On Social Media

A lot of the conversation about Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 will be happening on social media.

You may want to share some of the pre-made post graphics made by the Mental Health Foundation and resized for different platforms. You could also retweet (re-x?) and share their content too.

For me, the most important thing to remember about social media is how quickly it can become overwhelming. With so much content, it’s difficult to keep up. Set yourself a limit to how often you’ll spend on social, and stick to it.

If you use social media to promote your blog, this can be a great time to get involved in the community. I personally focus on X and Instagram for this, but if you’re building a following on another platform like TikTok, you can do it there too.

As a content creator, engaging with like-minded people can help grow your audience and build connections with our mental health family on social media. Not only may your blog get a bit more traction, but you’ll also help other bloggers get the same, which ultimately increases awareness for this week.

To engage, you could just leave a like or comment on the blog or social post that you read to say what spoke to you. This is a chance for us all to come together and promote the week.

I do like reading blogs and social content for the week as not only does it add positive content into my feed but I can get a new perspective from other bloggers.

It goes without saying as always, with social media, you are allowed to block or mute any account that may be positing negative content or that which you find triggering, even if it’s in the spirit of the week. Always talk about anything that might be upsetting and take a break when you need. The standard reminders, but they need to be said here.


If you have a mental health blog, it makes sense to write a blog for the week. With the theme of movement, you might want to share how getting active has helped your own mental health. Maybe it’s your morning run or gym routine you want to share or something new you’ve taken up to get moving. 

As an example, I’ve previously written about how I ran a Samarathon and not only had a sense of achievement but got out and about to help my mental health. 

A mental health blog is a raw and personal space so you can write whatever feels fitting to you. If you have a blog on a different subject or don’t want to be too personal, you can go for a more news-style overview of the theme.

Mental Health Foundation Resources

Now I’ve shared some of the ways you can get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week 2024. I wanted to share some of the resources created to help you.

As always, I’ll include a full list of these and the stories I’ve been reading in my roundup post at the end of the week.

Green Pins

The MHF, as always, have green pin badges available, which are the international symbol of mental health, so you can publicly show your support.


Throughout May, you could take part in some activities to help fundraise for the vital work of the MHF and ensure that we can continue to get involved in this week for years to come. Not only are you getting moving, but you’re also doing some good, so it’s a win-win all round. Here’s how you can get involved

By Jake Symons

Jake Symons is an entrepreneur and passionate mental health advocate determined to share his story to help others. Alongside writing on this blog he hosts Mental Monday: Mental Health Live an intimate and unscripted conversation about mental health.

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