Mental Health Awareness Week

It is Mental Health Awareness Week and there are lots of events taking place around the UK. This year Leicestershire Police have organised a ‘Health and Wellbeing Fair’ which The Learning Support Centre will be participating in. It will be at Jubilee square and the BBC Radio Leicester building next to the city centre from 10am-4pm on Friday the 20th May.

There will be free face painting by the Leicestershire Police, free express hands or head massages by Leicester College and free Arts and Crafts by Soft Touch Arts. There will also be free table tennis and Fitness Advice.


Did you know? *

  • 9 % of the population in the UK meet the criteria for diagnosis for mixed anxiety and depression
  • 4-10 % of the people in England will experience depression in their lifetime.
  • Major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the burden of suicide and ischemic heart disease.
  • For every £1 spent on early intervention psychosis teams that work with young people in their first episode of schizophrenia, £18 is saved.
  • In 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK
  • In England, women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders as men Statistics from

The Learning Support Centre Mental Health Support Services include awareness workshops, mentoring support for students and people in the workplace with mental health difficulties, support with a phased return to work, supervision and bespoke consultation projects.

If you would like to know more about our mental health services, then head to our mental health page or come down to see us at the Health and Wellbeing fare at Jubilee square 10am-4pm on Friday 20th May.