Mental Health Awareness Week
What is Mental Health Awareness Week?
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place every May and is organised by The Mental Health Foundation. Every year the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week changes, and this year’s theme is KINDNESS. The theme was inspired by recent events, and acts of kindness and community that we have seen over the world since the Covid-19 outbreak. This spreads a message to keep these acts of kindness alive, even after the pandemic.
The Mental Health foundation have urged people to get involved in Mental health Awareness Week by being active for 30 minutes per day. This can be anything including yoga, running, baking, singing, dancing, gardening and more. Getting the body moving is a great way of helping to improve mood and enhance cognitive functioning. Additionally, exercise is known to have profound effects on depression and anxiety and can also help to reduce stress.
Getting moving, no matter how big or small can have a huge impact on overall mental wellbeing. Other ways to get involved could include spreading awareness on social media by sharing your own experiences and spreading the positivity of kindness. Another great way of getting involved in mental health awareness week is take part in fundraising. Fundraising can include sharing fundraising pages, sharing other people’s stories or setting up your own fundraising page.
CBD and CB1 and CB2 receptors
CB1 and CB2 receptors help to make up part of the endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system whilst CB2 receptors are found mostly organs and cells that that are associated with the immune system. When the Endocannabinoid system is stimulated with cannabinoids, it helps regulate the functions of the body such as mood, appetite sleep, and reproduction, immune system and more.
The purpose of Mental Health Awareness week is to raise awareness for Mental Health and to show support to those who also suffer from different types of mental health. It is also a great way to raise money to support charities that provide help and support to those who are suffering. This year’s Mental Health Awareness week theme ‘KINDNESS’ also helps to show that even after the pandemic is over, the world must come together to show more kindness and solidarity.