Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health!
This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May 2022 – Loneliness
The week will explore the experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 Video by the Mental Health Foundation
Some of the ways people can participate in Mental Health Awareness Week:
- During Mental Health Awareness Week use the hashtag #IveBeenThere to share experiences of loneliness to support others and give the campaign momentum.
- Sign up to walk, run or job as part of our 80 Miles in May challenge and share your photos using #80MilesinMay and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
- Join the conversation on social media using #IveBeenThere and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Tag us in your posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter,