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Published May 15, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week

Ipswich Town Foundation is proud to be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week once again this year. 

The campaign, which is led by the Mental Health Foundation, begins today and will run until Sunday, 21 May. 

Anxiety is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023.

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. 

It will also keep up the pressure to demand change – making sure that improving mental health is a key priority for the government and society as a whole.

Across the UK, people are encouraged to get involved by sharing their experience of anxiety and the things that can help with the hashtag #ToHelpMyAnxiety.

The Club and the Foundation will be highlighting some of the crucial work delivered to help support people in our local community with their mental health in the coming days.

Suffolk Mind, who has been a charity partner of the Club since 2018, are also highlighting the impact of the cost of living crisis on mental health this week.

To learn more about Mind, click here. To learn more about Suffolk Mind, click here.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit your local GP.