Mental Health Awareness Week

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Here at Comic Relief we know that stress comes in many different shapes and sizes, so this week we’re sharing real life stories from the people we work with.  We want to encourage everyone to talk about mental health to help break down the silence and isolation that many people experience.

If you’re experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are people that can help. Please take a look at the follow links: 


Samaritans: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)


Watch our Mental Health Awareness Week stories here:

Nadiya Hussain

Bake Off winner and TV presenter Nadiya shares her struggle of dealing, being diagnosed and living with panic disorder.


Jamie shares his experience of being diagnosed with ADHD as a child, and turning to drugs and alcohol as an adult in an attempt to combat anxiety and depression.


After being bereaved by suicide, Katherine began isolating herself and was unable to express how she felt, until she sought help from The Tomorrow Project who gave her the support and guidance she needed.


Jordan witnessed a traumatic incident and consequently suffered from stress and anxiety. Drawing on his experience at the Good Lad Initiative he was able to let himself be vulnerable and talk through his feelings.


Samaritans: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)