Get Involved with Action Mental Health this Mental Health Awareness Week and celebrate kindness!

The Great Big Purple Picnic is one of the many initiatives organised by Action Mental Health to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week each year.  The picnics are hosted by lots of their supporters, corporate partners, staff, clients and fundraisers to help raise awareness of positive mental health and raise vital funds to help support AMH’s work across Northern Ireland

Despite the lock-down, many have been in touch with the charity, hoping to host a virtual picnic by inviting friends and family via one of the many video chat apps, and therefore observing all social distancing guidelines! AMH have got bunting and selfie props to download from their website ( and would love to see your photos, so don’t forget to tag them on social media!

You can also make a donation online to support their work, that continues across Northern Ireland:

This year the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. Between the 18th-24th May, Action Mental Health are encouraging you to showcase this most valuable of human traits in your own personal and fun way.  Invite someone who is perhaps self- isolating or living alone to your Virtual Great Big Purple Picnic – drop some of your home-made goodies on their doorstep for them to enjoy! But don’t forget to follow the guidelines and think purple: whether it’s purple bunting, purple picnic blankets, purple wigs or purple drinks, it’s up to you!

For more ideas on how you can get involved check out our dedicated events page :

Before lockdown we had the pleasure of being invited to join Chef Jeffers and his team at Forestside Cookery School , who cooked up a storm providing us with lots of ideas for the perfect picnic.

Please note – All photo’s taken prior to social distancing guidelines.

Milk stout wheaten bread

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Pork, chorizo, apple & thyme sausage rolls

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Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

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Potted Mackerel

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