Mental Health Awareness Week 9th May- 15th May.
Together we CAN tackle loneliness!
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems. The purpose is to inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for everyone. Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 09-15 May 2022 and is an event hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. The Mental Health Foundation have organised and hosted Mental Health Awareness Week for the last 21 years. During this time, the event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and worldwide. It is an opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice.
The theme of the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Loneliness’. Loneliness is more people in the UK daily and has had a massive effect on our mental and physical health, especially during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is crucial to protecting our mental health, and we need to find better ways of tackling widespread feelings of loneliness – and we can all play a part in this. Reducing loneliness is a major step towards creating a mentally healthy society, so the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is to increase awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take in order to tackle it.
Loneliness affects many of us at one time or another. We know that loneliness can be both the driver for and a product of poor mental health. Our society is changing rapidly. The pandemic has given rise to a sense of loneliness and isolation undermining confidence in daily routines. In recent times, many of us have had far less ability to access loved ones. Technology is enabling healthcare professionals to see more patients without the need to travel, but on the other side of the subject, convenience and cost efficiencies are driving increased activities online. Our workplaces are also changing. With many adapting to home and hybrid working, we must embrace this change while building and maintaining meaningful connections with our colleagues.
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