May 16, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this week from 15-21 May. The official theme for this year, as set by the Mental Health Foundation, is ‘anxiety’. The ‘just’ Anxiety?’ campaign aims to help people to understand the difference between anxiety and anxiety disorders and to confidently seek and signpost each other to the right support.

Anxiety is a common emotion that our customers often feel, and indeed everyone is likely to have experienced at some point in our lives. People living with long-term anxiety will feel intense levels of anxiety frequently, which can deeply impact their quality of life.

Anxiety disorders affect over 8 million people in the UK – that’s a little over 1 in 10 of us – and there are lots of different types.

The Mental Health Foundation is encouraging everybody to have open and honest conversations about anxiety and to learn about the differences between some of the most common anxiety disorders.

The Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health UK can provide more information about how to manage anxiety. You can also call Rethink on 0808 801 0525 Monday to Friday, or contact them via webchat or email, and see on social #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2023 and #ToHelpMyAnxiety