Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week – this years theme is anxiety. Anxiety is a natural response to stress or danger. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. While it’s normal to feel anxious from time to time, anxiety becomes a problem when it interferes with daily activities and relationships.

If you’re struggling with anxiety or any mental health issues you can find details below on who to contact


The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence.

You can call 116 123 for free

Or visit their website here:

Shout Crisis Text Line

For support in a crisis, text Shout to 85258

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK offer a range of support services designed to help those affected by anxiety.

You can reach their helpline between the hours of 9:30 to 17:30, Monday to Friday on this number: 03444 775 774


Mind provide information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy.

You can call the Mind infoline on: 0300 123 3393


CALM is a leading movement against suicide. You can talk to CALM about anything.

You can call CALM on: 0800 58 58 58

You can also use the CALM webchat here:

The CALM phonelines and webchat are open every day from 17:00 – Midnight