This year’s theme is anxiety. The links below will provide you with ways of reducing stress and anxiety and also ways of recognising the signs of anxiety. You can also find infomration on how to get help and read the story of someone who has suffered with anxiety and depression.
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Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives, whether it’s preparing for a job interview or bringing up a child. It is normal to experience anxiety in everyday situations, however persistent and excessive anxiety can cause more serious mental health problems.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in nearly every country in the world and, while a low level of anxiety can be a useful motivating force, in some cases it can take over your life. Download the " Are you anxiety aware booklet" here to explore what anxiety is, how it affects us and what to do if it goes beyond a ‘healthy’ level.
Around 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem like anxiety each year, and it is likely that people don’t seek help, meaning many remain without a diagnosis.
(Information accurate as of 12 May 2014 www.mentalhealth.org.uk)