Mental health is an essential part of our overall well-being, yet it is often overlooked or stigmatised.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about mental health and aims to break down the barriers that prevent people from seeking help.
About the Campaign
This year Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 will take place from the 15th to 21st May and the theme of this year's campaign is ‘anxiety’.
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. (1)
During Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, people are encouraged to hold a Wear it Green Day on Thursday 18th May to show support - Hart will be participating in this tomorrow.
Why is Mental Health Awareness Important?
Often, because of misconceptions about mental health and mental wellbeing, people suffer in silence and their conditions go untreated.
By educating people about the importance of mental health, we can promote understanding and support for those who are struggling with mental health issues.
Mental health and wellness
By promoting mental health and wellness, we can maintain good mental health and support those who are struggling with mental health issues.
Here are some tips for promoting this:
1. Take care of your physical health - A healthy body is essential for a healthy mind.
2. Stay connected with others - Social connections are essential for maintaining good mental health.
3. Practice mindfulness - Mindfulness is a technique that can help you stay focused on the present moment and reduce stress and anxiety.
4. Seek professional help - If you are struggling with mental health issues, talking to a doctor or a mental health professional could help you to get the help and support you need.
Together, we can work to break down the barriers to mental health and promote understanding and support for all.
If you are able to make a donation to the Mental Health Foundation, please click here
For more information about the campaign, click here