Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
This week is Mental Heath Awareness Week (15th – 21st May 2023). The official theme this year as set by the Mental Health Foundation is ‘anxiety’. Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
Anxiety disorders affect over 8 million people in the UK and there are lots of different types. People living with an anxiety disorder will feel intense levels of anxiety, which can deeply impact their quality of life.
Common types of anxiety disorders include:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Separation anxiety
There are also some common anxiety themes and experiences which might impact our lifestyle. For example, experiencing agoraphobia, the fear of public spaces or health anxiety, making us anxious about changes to our health or experiencing health related issues.
Further information about seeking support for anxiety can be found here – Seeking support for anxiety | Mental Health Foundation.
As a business, we recognise the importance of our employee’s mental health & wellbeing. We are committed to providing, maintaining and promoting a healthy and supportive working environment. We provide appropriate advice and guidance for any employees that may be struggling with their mental health.