Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May: Loneliness
This month we mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Starting Monday 9 May here at Manchester Mind we will be joining the Mental Health Foundation to mark the occasion.
Each year for the last 22 years the Mental Health Foundation has chosen a theme for the week and this year’s theme is 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. Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.” Mental Health Foundation
Leading up to Mental Health Awareness Week and throughout the week we will be sharing information online and on our social media channels (see below).
Find out more on our Mental Health Awareness Day hub, including tips from our Mental Health Practitioners to help manage feelings of loneliness, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and how Manchester Mind can support you.
If you would like to share your tips please tag us on social media and use this year’s hashtag #IveBeenThere
You can also access lots of resources on the Mental Health Foundation’s website