This year's Mental Health Awareness Week (15 to 21 May 2023) theme is centred on the common mental health concern, Anxiety.

In a news item about Mental Health Awareness Week, CNWL highlights that, in a recent mental health survey, reported that a quarter of adults said they felt so anxious that it stopped them from doing the things they want to do some or all of the time.

NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression can help with managing uncertain and difficult situations. Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, CNWL Talking Therapies are providing a range of opportunities to find out more about anxiety, how to identify anxiety and access supportive tools to address it.

Westminster Talking Therapies service has organised pop up events you can visit for free. Have a free chat with a wellbeing practitioner, they can help discuss your worries or anxious feelings.

  • Monday 15 May, 1pm to 4pm, Pimlico Library, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT
  • Tuesday 16 May, 1pm to 4pm, Victoria Library, Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, SW1W 9UD
  • Friday 19 May, 1pm to 4pm, Paddington Library, Porchester Road, W2 5DU

CNWL’s Brent Health Inequalities Team is running a free NHS Anxiety Awareness event on 18 May for walk-in support and advice on anxiety.

You’ll be able to ask any questions about mental health support in the borough and learn self care ideas to use at home - Find out more here. 

Further events are taking place in Brent across the week:

  • Tuesday 16 May - Support session at Queens Park Job Centre, 111-115 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, London, NW6 6RG
  • Wednesday 17 May - Health and Wellbeing event, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0FJ
  • Thursday 18 May - Awareness Event at Wembley Friendship Centre, 44 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HN
  • Monday 22 May - Health and wellbeing event at Willesden Library, 95 High Road, Willesden NW10 2SF

When things are uncertain, it’s normal to feel worried or scared. It can be difficult to control these feelings, which could leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. To start with locating the free support on offer, visit: