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 2022, with the theme exploring the impact of loneliness and how we can tackle it.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in partnership with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities will continue to encourage people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ and it would be great if you could support this campaign by pointing people towards the Better Health Every Mind Matters Website
The campaign aims to reach 18-24 year olds, based on recent research that shows that people in this demographic are at higher risk of feeling lonely compared to other age groups, but less likely to seek advice and support. So we are encouraging people to reach out to others to help someone who may be feeling lonely, which might in turn help you feel less lonely too.