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Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted: 12th May 2022

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen by the Mental Health Foundation is loneliness.

This years theme for Mental Heath Awareness is Loneliness.

“We can all feel lonely at times. We can even feel lonely when we’re surrounded by others. In fact, millions of us hide our feelings of
loneliness from friends and family.
This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to let everyone living in loneliness know that by coming together we can tackle loneliness and help prevent mental health problems.” – Mental Health Foundation.

The Mental Health Foundation and many others have some great resources for help and advice on how to cope with loneliness and improve your mental health. Simple things like doing things that stimulate your mind, exercise, doing enjoyable things and engaging with people you meet can make all the difference.  

Loneliness doesn’t mean you have to be alone. You can feel lonely anywhere; at work, at home and with friends and family. Mental Health UK teamed up with YouGov on an new online study into workers’ experiences of loneliness at work right now across Britain.

According to figures released, one in five (20%) of us feel lonely at work on a typical working day. Significantly, those aged 18-24 are twice as likely to feel lonely at work than others (39% vs 18%). In fact, the older the age group polled, the lower their likelihood of feeling lonely in the workplace. (https://bit.ly/3yy8gPx)

It’s important to remember you are not alone, talk to management, colleagues, friends and family. Just sharing your story can make all the difference and reaching out and checking in on those around us.

If you do need further help there are people there 24/7 to talk to so please contact  NHS 24Samaritans or Breathing Space .

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