Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19th May

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Mental Health Awareness week takes place Monday 13 – Sunday 19 May 2024.

It helps bring together communities across the UK to improve public understanding of mental health and share advice on some of the things that can help prevent poor mental health.

Do not suffer in silence – we are all here to help. You can call us on 01603 251600 between 08:00-18:30 if you need urgent support – we have an urgent clinician services which operates every week day, or when we are closed, phone NHS 111 (option 2 for mental health support). You can also book a GP appointment, or our reception staff can refer you directly to Wellbeing and/or person centered counselling. Whatever your needs, call us. We can help.

The UEA are running a variety of well being workshops, to provide opportunities for students to connect and engage in activities which can improve their wellbeing. For the majority of the events there is no need to book just simply turn up and get involved!

Mind are launching #NoMindLeftBehind. They are calling on you to raise awareness and vital funds for a future where everyone can get quality mental health care when they need it.

“Every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem. But too many of us aren’t getting the help we need. Over 2 million people are waiting for NHS mental health services, and since 2017 the number of young people struggling with their mental health has nearly doubled. People tell us they feel overwhelmed and hopeless. They need support right now. With your help we can build a better future, where mental health is handled right”

“Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year”

Call 116 123 for free; or email [email protected] or; write them a letter or; chat with them online or; visit them in Norwich at Varah House, 19 St Stephen’s Square, Norwich NR1 3SS