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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

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 significant health issue. In a recent mental health survey carried out by the Mental Health Foundation, 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.

Anxiety can be made easier to manage. You might find it helps to:

Get moving – exercise is a good way of dealing with anxiety
Get outdoors – spending time in nature has a positive impact on our mental health
Connect with people and talk about how you feel – Spend time with friends or meet other people through activities such as volunteering, sport or social clubs, or peer support groups
Keep Learning perhaps by visiting your nearest library or museum
Try to get some quality sleep or rest
Try to eat a healthy diet

If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression or any other mental health problems the Stoke-on-Trent Community Directory lists the services available to offer you the support you need. Access it here.

If you are concerned about your mental health please speak to your GP. If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, it’s a mental health emergency – call 999.