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Mental Health Awareness Week - 15 to 21 May 2023

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May) will focus on anxiety.

Feelings of anxiety are normal in us all, but sometimes they can get out of control and stop us from doing the things we need or want to do. The more often and the longer we feel anxious, the more it can become a problem.

It’s important that we recognise and respond when we feel anxious, so that our anxiety doesn’t become overwhelming. Dealing with anxiety can be tough but there are things that could help you to manage those feelings. Take a look at these tips and find what might work for you:

Our mental health is just as important as our physical wellbeing. From time to time, we might not feel as well mentally as we would like; it’s nothing to be ashamed of and statistics show that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Gemma shares her story about how she has been supported by the Trust’s Primary Care Psychological Medicine service. She shares how the team have supported her with both her physical and mental health, enabling her to understand her triggers and giving her more confidence to live a normal life and progress her career as a Forensic Scientist. You can read the full story on the Trust’s blog:

Whether you’re experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, or another mental illness, there is a range of services that can support you to manage your condition.

Mental health crisis line: If you find yourself struggling and need urgent mental health support or are experiencing a mental health crisis, then you can call the crisis line on 0808 196 3779. The service is available 24/7 and our team will help you get the right support.

Crisis Sanctuaries: Crisis sanctuaries are available at different locations across Notts. They provide a safe space and help and advice to people experiencing mental health challenges. For locations & opening times:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): Our CAMHS service supports young people with mental health issues. Your GP can refer into the service or young people aged 12 to 18 years old with a Notts GP can self-refer. Find out more:

Find out more about the above urgent mental health services here:

CAMHS Mental Health Support Teams: Our Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Mental Health Support Team provide support for children, young people and families in Nottinghamshire around low-level emotional wellbeing needs, such as anxiety, low mood, managing emotions and sleep. The team also accept self-referrals. Find out more:

ChatHealth: ChatHealth is a text service for young people (11-19 years old) in Notts. Texting ChatHealth on 07507 329952 is an easy way for young people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues including emotional support or sexual health services. Find out more:

Shout: We're working with Give Us A Shout to offer free and confidential mental health support to anyone in distress. To use the service, simply text Notts to 85258. Trained volunteers can help with issues including anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression and are available 24/7 #mmhaw23

Parent advice line: Did you know we have an advice line for parents and carers in Notts? Open Mon-Fri (9am to 4.30pm) on 0300 123 3387 (Option 4). You can get support with issues like feeding & nutrition, child development, emotional health and wellbeing, behaviour difficulties and more.

Parentline: Parents and carers of children aged 0-19 years across Notts can text Parentline, a confidential text messaging service. It’s an easy way to ask for help about a range of issues such as child development, emotional health and wellbeing, behaviour difficulties and family health. Text 07520 619919, Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. Find out more:

NottAlone: Local mental health advice and help for young people is available via the If you are under 25, a parent/carer, or a professional supporting young people, you can find information and advice on a range of issues such as anger, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and low mood, eating disorders and more on the NottAlone website: 

NHS Talking Therapies for people living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire: Talking therapies are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression. You can access talking therapies for free on the NHS.

You can refer yourself directly to an NHS talking therapy service without a referral from a GP, or a GP can refer you.

You can contact NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Talking Therapies



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