Mental Health Awareness Week
On the theme of 'anxiety', this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is from 15 to 21 May.
Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet your basic needs, like heating your home or buying food.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face. In a recent mental health survey we carried out around stress, anxiety and hopelessness over personal finances, a quarter of adults said they felt so anxious that it stopped them from doing the things they want to do some or all of the time. Six in ten adults feel this way, at least some of the time. On a positive note, anxiety can be made easier to manage.
Focusing on anxiety for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week will increase people's awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem. At the same time, we will keep up the pressure to demand change - making sure that improving mental health is a key priority for the government and society as a whole.
Get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
Mental Health Awareness Week is an ideal time for us all to think about mental health, tackle stigma, and find out how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing and protects our mental well-being. But we can't do it without you!
Download the resources
Explore the range of resources available for you to download to support Mental Health Awareness Week. Explore the resources.
Order a green ribbon
The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Order your green ribbon to raise awareness and support good mental health for all.
All proceeds go towards mental health and prevention. Order your green ribbon today.
Partner with us for Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week brings together millions of people from all kinds of backgrounds to focus on good mental health for all. Find out more about working with us for the week.
Wear it Green Day
It's time to go green for Mental Health Awareness Week. We're calling on you to go green and raise money by running your own event for Wear it Green Day 2023. Find out more about Wear it Green Day.
Take on a skydive
Make 2023 the year you do something amazing and take on a skydive for Mental Health Awareness Week in May! Find out more and sign up.
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- Resources for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
- What can we do to cope with feelings of anxiety?
- Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
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