The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 was anxiety.
Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food. But anxiety can be made easier to manage.
Focusing on anxiety for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week will increase people's awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem. At the same time, we are keeping up the pressure to demand change - making sure that improving mental health is a key priority for the government and society as a whole.
Support Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is an ideal time for us all to think about mental health, tackle stigma, and find out how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing and protects our mental well-being. But we can't do it without you!
Order a green ribbon
The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Order your green ribbon to raise awareness and support good mental health for all, throughout the year.
Take part in a run, cycle, trek or skydive to raise money for us. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Mental Health Foundation team!
Wear it Green Day
It’s time to go green for mental health. We’re calling on you to go green and raise money for mental health by running your own Wear it Green Day event.