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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness days

World Mental Health Day
10 October 2020

Supporting mental health during the coronavirus pandemic World Mental Health Day is the opportunity for the global community to raise awareness of mental health issues. This year's theme is 'mental health for all'.

During 2020,  the Coronavirus pandemic has placed a significant strain on many people's mental health. Download our latest poster for tips on how to support your mental health through the pandemic.

Taking care of yourself - Covid-19 guidance for members [326kb]

This year's World Mental Health Day is a good time for branches to reflect on the challenges which the pandemic has posed for mental health, and how institutions can better support staff and students. UCU has developed a range of resources to assist members and branches in raising and addressing the issue of mental health at work.

Mental Health Charter - providing for a healthy workplace [401kb]

Mental health charter [311kb]

Supporting members with mental health conditions and issues: UCU branch toolkit [265kb]

One in Four - a UCU briefing on mental health at work [103kb]


Mental health awareness week Mental Health Awareness Week
18-24 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for branch reps and members to address the issue of mental health at work.  Branches are encouraged to help remove the stigma and discrimination that people living and working with a mental health condition or issue face daily by:

Last updated: 9 October 2020