KEIGHLEY people are being urged to say it with flowers ­– tulips, to be precise!

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging householders to put a tulip in their window to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins tomorrow (May 10).

The flower could be a real one or a painting, drawing or piece of craftwork.

Also, internationally-renowned artist Paul Cummins – who was behind the installation of nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London to commemorate the centenary of World War One – has donated an illustration of a tulip, which can be downloaded from the trust website and coloured in.

People are invited to share their own creations – or any they spot in windows – by taking a photo or video and posting it on social media, to #ConnectWithNature for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

“The vivid colours of tulips in parks and gardens across our town lift spirits,” said a spokesman.

“That is why – for Mental Health Awareness Week – we are asking people to get creative, whether you live in a flat, terrace, semi or detached property!

“This year’s theme is nature and how connecting with the natural world by getting outside, or getting creative, can support good mental health.”

For further information about the initiative, a copy of the tulip illustration and mental wellbeing tips, visit