Next Week is Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year for Mental Health Awareness Week (14th-20th May), the focus will be on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

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The Mental Health Foundation ha said that: "By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will be looking at how we can tackle stress and therefore help improve our mental health."

Currently, the YCW are running a National Campaign on mental health called MIND! The Gap and the results of our survey have highlighted stress as a big issue for young people, alongside anxiety and depression. We will be using mental health awareness week to feed back some of our findings, so keep an eye out for these updates.

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