Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems experienced by people living in the UK. Although it is normal for everyone to experience anxiety at times in response to stressful or dangerous situations, persistent and excessive anxiety can have serious negative effects on health, impacting the way we lead our daily lives.
Spread awareness and reduce stigma
This condition is the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week 2014, which takes place from 12th to 18th May. The week is hosted annually by the Mental Health Foundation, aiming to spread awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues.
As always, the week is marked by the many events held by supporters. People throughout the UK are getting involved, with 350 events already submitted to an activity map. From setting up stands and organising talks to coffee mornings and nature walks, communities up and down the country are taking part in activities that encourage and promote mental wellbeing.
You can find out more about the week on the Mental Health Foundation website, follow updates on Mental Health Foundation Facebook page, or donate here.
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Date posted: April 22, 2014