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The GCC is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). Now in its 21st year, this annual awareness-raising week aims to help the UK focus on achieving good mental health.

Valuing mental health

Good mental health can help you cope better with daily life, especially during these unusual or difficult times. Many, including the NHS, have long advocated that good mental health is as important to a person’s well-being as their physical condition. 

Within the workplace, we all have a responsibility to create a culture in which people can openly speak about mental health concerns without fear of discrimination. By doing so, we can better provide support for all and begin to dismantle the long-associated stigma surrounding mental health.

Focus on loneliness

For this year’s MHAW, the theme will be loneliness.

Loneliness affects more people each year and has significantly impacted our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health, and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. By reducing loneliness, we can make a significant step towards a mentally healthy society.

Visit the MHAW website for more information, resources, school packs and the upcoming 80-mile challenge.

In addition, the GCC has created a Mental Health Resource Pack, providing information, helpful tips and signposting to additional resources.

Meet the GCC team at the cake sale

Are you in or visiting Kennington on 11 May at 2.00 pm?

As part of our Mental Health Awareness Week activities, the GCC team is holding a bake sale at our offices in Kennington.

If you are in the area and would like to meet the Registrar and the GCC team, please register interest (, so reception is aware, and drop in on the day.

Our address is:

General Chiropractic Council
Park House
186 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BT

Visit our Mental Health Awareness Week page