Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May
By DTA | 6th May 2022 | News
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.
This year MHF will be raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.
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.
Find out how you can participate in Mental Health Awareness Week.
The DTA chosen charity Mind have a confidential Infoline available on 0300 123 3393, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, trusted information on their website (mind.org.uk) and their online peer support community Side by Side, available to anyone aged 18 and over with a mental health problem. Their network of local Minds across England and Wales provide different types of support, which may include things like talking therapies, arts therapies, gardening groups and benefits advocacy.
Find out more at mind.org.uk/speaktous.