Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May – Lift Someone Out of Loneliness

Apr 27, 2022 | Look After Yourself, News, Newsletter

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.

This follows recent research by the Mental Health Foundation that showed many people have increasingly been suffering from feelings of loneliness which has led to harmful consequences. They also discovered an increased demand from the public for loneliness to be addressed as a serious topic requiring urgent action.

Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. Sometimes admitting we feel lonely can be hard but it’s important to remember
that many others experience feelings of loneliness too, and that this feeling can pass.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are encouraging people to #Spare5 and reach out to
others to help someone who may be feeling lonely, which might in turn help you
feel less lonely too.

You can find more support and advice for ways to lift someone out of loneliness on the
Every Mind Matters – Loneliness webpage: https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/loneliness/ or search Every Mind Matters for more support and advice for ways to lift someone out of loneliness. You can also take the Mind Plan quiz to get a personalised mental health action plan with
practical tips to help you deal with stress, anxiety, low mood and trouble sleeping: https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-wellbeing-tips/your-mind-plan-quiz/

For more information about #Spare5 and how it could help you to help others, visit https://healthwatchwirral.co.uk/free-spare5-workshops-for-all-to-help-you-to-help-others/

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