skip to content

Department of Pharmacology


This year's Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 15th to the 21st of May, on the theme of anxiety.

Taken from the Mental Health Foundation:

Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.

Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face. In a recent mental health survey we carried out around stress, anxiety and hopelessness over personal finances, 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. Six in ten adults feel this way, at least some of the time. On a positive note, anxiety can be made easier to manage.

To mark this week, the Department has curated a list of resources to help support your mental health. This page will be regularly updated with new resources.




Staff Benefits:

The Department also has a range of Wellbeing Advocates. If there are issues or concerns you would like to raise and discuss, please do not hesitate to contact them; everything will be dealt with in the strictest confidence