...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Every year, Mental Health Awareness Week is held to raise awareness of mental health issues and promote change.
It is a time for communities and decision makers to come together to think about how to make our society more compassionate, aware, and supportive of mental wellbeing.
The theme for the week changes each year, and this year’s theme is anxiety.
The Mental Health Foundation, which created the week 27 years ago, hopes to inspire and educate people to understand and prioritize their and others’ mental health.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 will take place between May 15 and May 21.
According to a recent survey by the Mental Health Foundation, a quarter of adults reported feeling so anxious that it stopped them from doing the things they want to do some or all of the time.
The foundation says that anxiety is a normal emotion but can become a mental health problem when it gets out of control.
It can be caused by various factors, such as exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one), or other big life events.
Anxiety can also be related to money and not being able to meet basic needs, such as heating the home or buying food.
There are several ways to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week.
People can share their personal experiences with dedicated hashtags on social media.
They can also skydive to raise money for the charity.
The foundation is offering a 50 percent registration fee discount, making it just £35 to sign up, and asks participants to commit to raising £395.
Donations to support the charity’s fight for good mental health for all are also welcome.
Alternatively, people can hold a Wear It Green Day at their school or workplace to raise money for the cause.
The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity established in 1949.
It is involved in community and peer programs, researches the causes of poor mental health, leads public awareness campaigns, and advocates for change to address the underlying causes of poor mental health.
The foundation’s website states that prevention is at the heart of what they do, and their knowledge, informed by rigorous research and practical-based study, has been pioneering change for more than 70 years.
They are not afraid to challenge the status quo or tackle difficult or under-researched issues.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for people to learn about mental health issues and advocate for change.
This year’s theme is anxiety, which is a normal emotion that can become a mental health problem when it gets out of control.
There are several ways to get involved, including sharing personal experiences on social media, skydiving to raise money for the charity, donating, or holding a Wear It Green Day.
The Mental Health Foundation, which was established in 1949, is a UK charity that is involved in community and peer programs, researches the causes of poor mental health, leads public awareness campaigns, and advocates for change to address the underlying causes of poor mental health.
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