Mental Health Awareness Week: Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May 2023

May 15, 2023 | by Chris Boyd


Focusing on anxiety for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will increase awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem.

At the same time, Mind will keep up the pressure to demand change – making sure that improving mental health is a crucial priority for the government and society as a whole.

This year’s theme is the link to the cost of living crisis and how this is affecting the mental health of millions.

The uncertainty of watching as costs spiral can be difficult to bear. The worry of how to get by and support our families is piling on the pressure. But for so many of us, looking after our mental health is often last on our list.

Sport England has put together a resource to support clubs with the cost of living crisis, you can read it here.

Clubs can get in touch with their Active partner who may have more information on local support, they can find their Active partner here.

The link between money and mental health

Learning how mental health and money are connected might help if you’re struggling. Sorting things out might feel like an overwhelming task and lots of things may be out of your control. Try taking things one step at a time and use the tips Mind have on managing your money,

Get involved this Mental Health Awareness Week

Whether it’s raising awareness or raising money, we can let each other know support is out there. We can help those of us that need to find hope through Mind’s Infoline, website and online community, Side by Side. We can’t fix the cost of living crisis – but we can help each other cope.

If this speaks to you, or someone you know, support Mind this Mental Health Awareness Week.