Mental Health Awareness Week 2021


The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, which runs from 10-16 May, is Nature.

Numerous studies have shown that connecting with nature, whether it’s striding along the London Loop or tending a houseplant, can have a hugely positive impact on our mental wellbeing. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s the life-affirming benefits of the natural world. When it seemed as if the world was standing still, the continuing cycle of nature offered reassurance and hope.

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve created a wealth of resources to help you get the most from nature.

  • Explore the glorious green spaces of the three boroughs we serve, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich.
  • Raise awareness of and funds for mental health issues by taking on our Three Boroughs circular walk, specially devised for Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • Join one of our free nature and wellbeing sessions featuring everything from urban foraging to visualising the natural world.
  • Submit your photographs of flora and fauna to our Nature Photography Celebration.


A woman visualising nature

Mental Health Awareness Week events

Join our week of free, expert sessions aimed at helping you benefit from the healing power of the natural world. The programme includes nature visualisation, art therapy using natural materials, and urban foraging.

Map of the 13km BLG Mind 3 boroughs walk

Go the Extra Mile for Mental Health

Follow our specially devised Three Boroughs Walk, or do one of your own, and raise critically needed funds for BLG Mind. Highlights of this 21km (13 mile) route include historic Eltham Palace and the idyllic Hawkwood Estate.

A bee gathering pollen from an allium

Nature Photography Celebration

Whether it’s a snap of your favourite pet or houseplant, a bird in your garden or a stunning local vista, help us celebrate the beauty of the natural world together by sharing your photographs of nature.

The transmitter in Bromley at sunrise

Green Bromley

Discover Greater London’s greenest borough: from self-guided, town centre walks to following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin through ancient woodland and rolling meadows.

The view of London from One Tree Hill in Lewisham

Green Lewisham

Prepare to be awestruck by the superlative views on Lewisham’s Three Peaks Challenge, an 8.04km (5 mile) loop taking in the heights and delights of Hilly Fields, Blythe Hill Fields and the iconic One Tree Hill.

A view of the Royal Naval college and Canary Wharf from the Royal Observatory

Green Greenwich

From kingfishers on the Thames Path to fallow and red deer in the capital’s oldest deer park, the wildlife of the Royal Borough of Greenwich is as special as its remarkable history.

Mental Health Awareness Week on social media

Posting about BLG Mind and Mental Health Awareness Week on social media? Please use the hashtag #BLGMindMHAW and/or tag us at @BLGMind so we can locate and share your post. You’ll find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.