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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week ran from 15 to 21 May 2023. This year, we focused on the impact that the cost of living crisis is having on our mental health. 

Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg. This link will take you to a Welsh translation of this page.

The cost of living crisis is affecting the mental health of millions.  

The uncertainty of watching as our costs spiral can be difficult to bear. The worry of how we’ll get by and support our families is piling on the pressure. But for so many of us, looking after our mental health is often last on our list.

As individuals, as families, as communities – we can’t afford to ignore the impact on our mental health.

If this speaks to you, or someone you know, support Mind.

Get involved

Even though the week is over, we can still let each other know support is out there. You might find hope through Mind's Infoline, website and online community, Side by Side. We can’t fix the cost of living crisis – but we can help each other cope.

See below for ideas on how you can take action, or get support.

Join the fight for mental health

Become a campaigner

Work with us to campaign for a better deal for people with mental health problems.


From a monthly donation to running a marathon, there are so many different ways you can make a difference.

Get information and support

Having so much to deal with can affect your mental health. Mind can’t fix the cost of living crisis. But we can help you and people you know feel more able to cope.  

Money and mental health

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Are you struggling with money at the moment? Our information pages have practical tips for managing your money and improving your mental health.

Speak to us


Our advisers understand that money problems can affect our mental health. For confidential information about mental health and benefits, call our Infoline.

Our online community

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Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can connect with people who understand what you’re going through.

Local support

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Local Minds are independent charities working across England and Wales. They tailor services to their local community.

"While Mind can’t give people money or solve housing problems we can listen and point them in the right direction."

Sarah blogs about her job answering the phone to people needing mental health support, and why our Infoline is busier than ever.

Read Sarah's story

“The main impact being poor has had on me is my self esteem is even lower – it makes me feel that the state doesn’t care.”

John blogs about how the cost of living crisis has affected his mental health.

Read John's story

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