Mental Health Awareness Week; Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week; Resources

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, an opportunity for everyone to learn more about mental health to support ourselves, our friends and family members.

Taking care of your mental health is so important. We look after our physical bodies, and often forget about our brains, but they need care too to ensure we can live longer and happier lives. The theme for this year’s MHA week is ‘anxiety’ which is something many of us will be familiar with. Anxiety is a condition or feeling of fear or unease, that can affect people of all ages at different times in our lives. If you experience anxiety regularly and it impacts on your life, you may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and can access support to help create strategies to combat anxiety. If you ever struggle with anxiety, or another mental health issue, please know that you are not alone and there are people and places out there that can help support you through tough times.

Please check out our resources below to find support in your area, including crisis cafés which offer a kind ear from trained mental health professionals for a less clinical approach.


UK wide:

Every Life Matters:


North West

Greater Manchester Crisis Café:

North West Virtual Haven:


Port In The Storm, Cheshire West:

Live Well, Liverpool:

West Cumbria Mental Health:

Living Well, Cumbria:


North East

Newcastle Mental Health:

Durham Mental Health Support:

Safe Space, Grimsby:

Night Light Cafés, Lincolnshire:

Well Bean Hope in a Crisis, Leeds:

Scarborough Survivors:

Well Bean Hope in a Crisis, Huddersfield:

Wellbeing Support, Yorkshire:

Talking Shop, Doncaster:




Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Support:

Birmingham and Solihull Crisis Café:

Leicestershire Mental Health Support:

LAMP, Leicestershire:

Crisis Skylight, Oxford:

Safe Haven, Oxford:


Greater London

Mental Health London:

London Health and Wellbeing:

West London NHS:

Islington Out Of Hours Crisis Café:

The Harbour, Lewisham:

Walk in Crisis Café, City and Hackney:

Tower Hamlets Together Cafe:


South East

Porchlight, Kent:

NHS South East:

Sussex Mental Health:

Hampshire Mental Health Services:

NHS Berkshire Mental Health Support:

West Berkshire Mental Health:

Berkshire West Crisis Café:


South West

Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster:

Thrive, Bristol:

Off The Record, Bristol:

Second Step, Bristol:

Bristol Mental Health Resources:

Cornwall Mental Health Support:

Devon Mental Health:

Mental Health Matters, Devon:

West Devon Mental Health Support: