May 3 2023

McGinley is marking Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK.

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety, a common feeling that can sometimes get out of control.

This Mental Health Awareness Week McGinley will be supporting a wide-ranging programme of talks and activities, sharing knowledge on-site and across our offices in the UK.

We will also be keeping all of our social media channels active throughout the week, sharing as many helpful tips as we can. To help us out, we'll be sharing some resources and advice from a range of organisations from the NHS to the Mental Health Foundation to the Lighthouse Club.

Mental Health Awareness Week, now in its 23rd year, runs from 15-21 May and is hosted by the charity, Mental Health Foundation. 

This year, the theme is ‘anxiety’. Across the UK, people are encouraged to get involved by sharing their experience of anxiety and the things that can help with the hashtag #ToHelpMyAnxiety. 

As part of the campaign, the Mental Health Foundation will be publishing guidance on how we can manage and improve feelings of anxiety and prevent them from developing into a more serious mental health problem.

Across the UK on our worksites and in our offices, McGinley will be hosting toolbox talks, lunch and learn sessions and will be sharing some resources and advice from a range of organisations on anxiety and the things that can help.

Alexa Charnley, Director of Fundraising and Communications at the Mental Health Foundation, said:

“We all experience anxiety but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.  However, there are things we can do to manage feelings of anxiety and stop them becoming overwhelming.  For example, breathing exercises, physical activity, speaking to a trusted friend, or keeping a diary. You can find more information and guidance on our website

“This Mental Health Awareness Week we’re encouraging everyone to get involved by sharing their experiences of anxiety and the things that help with the hashtag #ToHelpMyAnxiety.  We hope people all over the UK will take part and help us to normalise conversations about anxiety and mental health.  We hope the week helps people to feel more confident in talking about anxiety and how it affects them.  Most importantly, we hope people understand more about what they can do to manage anxiety and what other support is available.”


Get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week:

  • During Mental Health Awareness Week use the hashtag #ToHelpMyAnxiety to share experiences of anxiety and the things that help
  • Make 2023 the year you do something amazing and take on a skydive for Mental Health Awareness Week in May!
  • It’s time to go green for Mental Health Awareness Week. Run a Wear It Green Day and raise money to help Mental Health Foundation fight for good mental health for all.
  • Use Mental Health Foundation resources in your family, school, workplace, and community to join with thousands of people who will be finding new ways to connect with Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit



For further information and interviews about Mental Health Awareness Week please contact the media team at Mental Health Foundation on email

About the Mental Health Foundation 

  • The Mental Health Foundation is the home of Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • Our vision is of good mental health for all.
  • The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems.
  • We drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities,families and individuals to lead mentally healthy lives with a particular focus on those at greatest risk.
  • Mental Health Foundation is committed to promoting an anti-racist, inclusive community where we can all be ourselves.
  • The Mental Health Foundation relies on voluntary donations to provide evidenced based advice and carry out vital work to prevent poor mental health.


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