Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
Monday 9th May 2022
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it is an opportunity to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health and advocate for change. This year the spotlight is being shone on loneliness. Loneliness effects millions of people here in the UK every year and is a key driver for poor mental health. Loneliness has contributed to higher levels of distress, resulting in people's sense of isolation and reduced our ability to connect with others.
During the global pandemic, 60% of adults said their mental health worsened with the key factor being loneliness. This week offers everyone the opportunity to learn more about loneliness and how they can help tackle the current crisis we find ourselves as we deal with the fall out of lockdowns and working from home.
"The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly"
If you feel lonely try talking about your feelings to your friends, family or walk colleagues. Try to understand that although you might feel alone, that there is support available should you need it. If you need support and want to talk then please contact Kick Start FC by clicking here. There are other groups who can also offer professional support, see below.
MIND - The MIND Info Line offers callers confidential advice.
0300 123 3393
The Samaritans - The Samaritans run a 24/7 helpline for anyone who wants to someone to listen without judgement or pressure.