About Us

Nottingham Mental Health Awareness Weeks was started by a small group of service users and carers in 1993. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of many individuals and organisations, it has grown from one week to two, and become part of the local calendar – timed to include World Mental Health Day, October 10th.

The events which make up MHAW’s programmes are not commissioned according to any particular theme, but are contributed from the community, to reflect the diversity of approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

Events emerge each year from a wide network of local groups and organisations, and the MHAW coordinating committee acts as a catalyst to stimulate ideas and build a balanced programme.

Our programmes include contributions from art, music, film, drama, therapies, information and social events, open to anyone interested.