Mental Health Awareness Week

6 May 22

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event 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, organise and host the week. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.

The theme this year is Loneliness. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.

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.   

To tackle loneliness there are many approaches. Please see this guide for ideas on -

Connecting with others, connecting with ourselves, being kind to ourselves, expressing how we feel, spending time with people we trust, connecting with the world around us and showing gratitude. 

Follow the link below for more information

Loneliness Guide for pupils