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, 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.
Given the theme of loneliness, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in partnership with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities are continuing to encourage people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ as part of the Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign.
A number of resources are available to help promote the week, and tackle loneliness.
From the Better Health ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ Campaign
A number of resources, including banners and zoom backdrops, are also available from the Mental Health Foundation, here.
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