Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 | Lift Someone Out of Loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event run by the Mental Health Foundation that focuses on improving good mental health across the nation. This year, the week will run from 9th – 15th May 2022, with the theme exploring the impact of loneliness and how we can tackle it.

This follows recent research by the Mental Health Foundation that showed many people have increasingly been suffering from feelings of loneliness which has led to harmful consequences. They also discovered an increased demand from the public for loneliness to be addressed as a serious topic requiring urgent action.

As part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport alongside the Department for Health and Social Care are continuing to encourage people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ by taking a simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. If we do this regularly, we can all help to lift each other up.

Key messages include:

  • Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.
  • Reach out to others to help someone who may be feeling lonely, and encourage others to do this too, this might in turn help you feel less lonely.

Fancy a chat? Fancy a walk? Fancy a cuppa? Sometimes reaching out to someone with as little as three words can make a big difference.

Find out more about how you can help to lift someone out of loneliness here.

Find resources here.

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