About us News Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 Surviving or Thriving? We all have mental health. Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive. The Mental Health Foundation has been promoting Mental Health through awareness week for 17 years. This year the awareness week, 8-14 May, focuses on the state of the UK's mental health. Nearly two-thirds of people say that they have experienced a mental health problem The above figure is from a survey of over 2,000 people. What can we do? 10 steps to thrive: Talk about your feelings Keep active Eat well Drink sensibly Keep in touch Ask for help Take a break Do something you are good at Accept who you are Care for others For more information, see our support for people with long-term conditions and carers, read Zev's story or the Mental Health Foundation's report.