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Mental Health Awareness Week

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 our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food. But anxiety can be made easier to manage. These tips from the Mental Health Foundation might help.

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.

The effects of mental health problems on both sufferers and those who care are huge. Nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems have been affected by stigma and discrimination. At all levels, the Church can be ‘a voice for the voiceless’, helping to reduce the stigma often associated with peoples' mental health.

Mental Health Resources from the Church of England 

Dealing with loneliness and isolation: five top tips

The 13 daily reflections written by Professor Chris Cook and accompanied by "have a go" habits developed by Ruth Rice.

The UK Minority Ethnic mental health toolkit is designed to raise awareness and to provide information for Church leaders, Church workers and Chaplains to assist them in gaining a better understanding of issues relevant to UK Minority Ethnic mental health.

Liturgical Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing Prayer and worship resources from the Liturgical Commission.

Page last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2023 11:23 AM
First published on: 16th May 2023
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