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