Did you know its Mental Health awareness week?

Halifax Central Initiative

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 will take place from 12-18 May. This year’s theme is Anxiety.

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting the Mental Health Foundation to encourage people to get involved in an effort to raise awareness of anxiety and promote positive mental health.

1 in 6 of us in the UK struggle with mental health issues at any one time and personal financial stresses resulting from the current economic climate are a major cause of anxiety and depression.

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life; however what can begin as normal, everyday anxiety, can develop into something more serious, like a panic, phobia, or obsessional disorder.

Dr Peter Davies, NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “GP consultations involve a complex mix of physical, mental and social symptoms and GPs try to help patients to sort their way through this mix.

“Some…

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