Our Deputy Lead Governor Olga Cecilia Farach shares some personal observations for this year’s ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, from 15 May to 21 May 2023. This year's theme is ‘Anxiety’.
Although anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions, it might display in different ways, sometimes with no uniform ways as to why people may experience it.
The experience of anxiety can be a common reaction to changeable pressure and situations.
Unfortunately, anxiety may also affect people’s individual lives, routines, and activities, either inside or out of work, and can be isolating and disturbing, affecting our general wellbeing.
The Mental Health Foundation found that a quarter of people report having symptoms of anxiety, and others reported being incapable to manage their day to day activities and feeling unwell.
Anxiety can present as a mild panic attack with a range of feelings in-between states, such as mild’s uneasiness to a panic attack, or a wide range of experiences in-between; as a consequence, people might cope with their anxiety according to their unique circumstances, but the response can be as well detrimental if not communicating with the right professionals or acting on time.
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