Today marks the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and there are many ways in which you can get involved.

This years theme is 'nature'

Mental Health UK have teamed up with  award-winning artist Paul Cummins MBE known for his work with ceramics and most notably for 2014’s ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation at the Tower of London, which was made up of 888,246 handmade red ceramic poppies, one for each life lost on the frontline in the First World War.

Paul has kindly  donated one of his unique illustrations of a tulip, which has a colourful past. Having withstood a virus, the tulip flourished brightly against all odds and flowers each spring.

The tulip is a timely emblem of hope and rebirth, which couldn't be more fitting given the past year.

To get involved you can:

  1. Download Paul’s tulip (or create your own) and colour it in blue
  2. Stick it in your window as a symbol of mental health awareness.
  3. Start a conversation about mental health

Whether you choose to reach out to family, friends, a neighbour or a colleague every conversation counts.

Here is the link to print your own tulip, plus many more resources for help https://mentalhealth-uk.org/get-involved/mental-health-awareness-days/mental-health-awareness-week/

Have a great week

Barry & Laura