Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness 9-15 May 2022


Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event hosted by the Mental Health Foundation -  when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago.


Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme which this year is loneliness.


Why loneliness? 


Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health, and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.    



Resources from other organisations include:-


Men and Mental Health


Men’s Mental Health Week 13-19 June 2022


Accessing Mental Health Services


The BBC are also planning a number of programmes this week, some of which may be of particular interest to young people -


NHS - 5 steps to mental wellbeing 

And finally, last week was Maternal Mental Health week.