Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber helps tackle anxiety during Mental Health Awareness Week

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber helps tackle anxiety during Mental Health Awareness Week

10:27 12 May in Uncategorised
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Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is participating in Mental Health Awareness Week, which focuses on the theme of anxiety.

This common feeling can sometimes spiral out of control and lead to more serious mental health issues. As part of the national campaign, the Chamber is promoting guidance on managing and improving feelings of anxiety to prevent it from becoming a bigger problem.

The Mental Health Foundation is hosting the 23rd annual Mental Health Awareness Week from 15-21 May, encouraging people across the UK to share their experiences of anxiety and the coping mechanisms that work for them using the hashtag #ToHelpMyAnxiety.

Join us in raising awareness and supporting mental health.

Shane Young, Operations Director at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce said, “We’re proud to be part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and our focus on anxiety this year reflects the need for everyone to understand and manage their mental health. By promoting guidance on anxiety and encouraging conversations about mental health, we hope to create a more supportive and understanding environment for everyone.”

Alexa Charnley, Director of Fundraising and Communications at the Mental Health Foundation, said:

“We all experience anxiety but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.  However, there are things we can do to manage feelings of anxiety and stop them from becoming overwhelming.  For example, breathing exercises, physical activity, speaking to a trusted friend, or keeping a diary. You can find more information and guidance on our website mentalhealth.org.uk.

“This Mental Health Awareness Week we’re encouraging everyone to get involved by sharing their experiences of anxiety and the things that help with the hashtag #ToHelpMyAnxiety.  We hope people all over the UK will take part and help us to normalise conversations about anxiety and mental health.  We hope the week helps people to feel more confident in talking about anxiety and how it affects them.  Most importantly, we hope people understand more about what they can do to manage anxiety and what other support is available.”

Get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week:

  • During Mental Health Awareness Week use the hashtag #ToHelpMyAnxiety to share experiences of anxiety and the things that help
  • Make 2023 the year you do something amazing and take on a skydive for Mental Health Awareness Week in May!
  • It’s time to go green for Mental Health Awareness Week. Run a Wear It Green Day and raise money to help Mental Health Foundation fight for good mental health for all.
  • Use Mental Health Foundation resources in your family, school, workplace, and community to join with thousands of people who will be finding new ways to connect with Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw

Kieran Bridges

kieran.bridges@brchamber.co.uk
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