Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place from 16-22 May and this year the theme is relationships.

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The idea is to get people to realise just how fundamental relationships are to our health and wellbeing. We cannot flourish without them. In fact, they are as vital as other lifestyle factors, such as eating well, exercising more and stopping smoking.

We encourage, students, staff and the university to promote good relationships and to tackle the barriers to forming them, such as increased pressures on work–life balance and the impact of bullying and unhealthy relationships.

We urge you to go the extra mile in prioritising your relationships. Think about how much time we actively commit to building and maintaining good relationships, and ask yourself whether we can invest more in being present with and listening to friends, family and colleagues.

If you’d like more tips on Relationships and Mental Health follow this link

- See more at: The Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Awareness Week