Healthy Living Pharmacy: Holding an awareness event/campaign on mental health and wellbeing

Published on: 17th February 2017 | Updated on: 1st June 2022

This page contains links to resources and information which pharmacy teams may wish to consider using when planning a health promotion event/campaign focussing on mental health and wellbeing.

This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated.

Click on a heading below for more information. 

Resources to assist with finding local data

The below tools can be used to gather information to establish the level of mental health disorders in the local area:

  • Public Health England’s Common Mental Health Disorders tool presents collated risk, prevalence, early intervention, assessment and treatment, outcomes and service costs data relating to people with common mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety disorders
  • Public Health England – Health Profiles: This tool provides a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each local authority in England as portrayed by a range of indicators. They are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average.
  • Public Health England’s Severe Mental Illness tool presents collated risk, prevalence, early intervention, assessment and treatment, outcomes and service costs data relating to people with severe mental illness
  • Public Health England’s Suicide Prevention Profile brings together nationally available data on suicide, risk factors for suicide and service contacts for groups at increased risk of suicide; data is presented at local level
  • Public Health England’s Co-occurring substance misuse and mental health issues tool presents data on smoking, alcohol use and dug use, including prevalence and treatment demand and response, alongside related mental health data to inform practice around co-occurring substance use and mental health issues
  • Public Health England’s Dementia Profile tool provides indicators which cover prevalence, preventing well, diagnosing well, living well, supporting well and dying well
  • The Dementia Atlas is an interacive map that plots data about dementia care and support, allowing people to compare the quality of dementia care across the country

Community Pharmacy England resources
National awareness campaigns
Campaign Dates
Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16th May 2021
World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2021
OCD Awareness Week 5-11th October 2020
World Mental Health Day 10th October 2021
International Stress Awareness week 1-5th November 2021
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 1-7th March 2021
Self-Injury Awareness Day 1st March 2021
Dementia Awareness Week 17-23rd May 2021

National charities & resources
Key facts & statistics

Campaign/event tips
  • Encourage people to make a pledge and attach these to a board in the pharmacy
  • Share information about support services relating to dealing with mental health problems in the workplace, carers, young people and raising awareness about mental health crisis

Training resources

  • The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education – – Dementia

Further resources

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