Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May 2022
What is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week?
The Mental Health Foundation started Mental Health Awareness Week 21 years ago. This year the theme is tackling loneliness, the negative feeling we have when the relationships and connections we have with others are not what we want.
Why is it important to understand what loneliness is?
Most of us will feel lonely at some point and full-time students are among those at higher risk of feeling lonely. Understanding loneliness helps us tackle it and recognise when the people around us might be struggling.
Where can I find out more about tackling loneliness and getting involved in Mental Health Awareness Week?
The Mental Health Foundation have created a Student Guide to Loneliness, which you can download for free. Aimed at students aged 16+, it explores loneliness and the links to mental health and provides tips for students together with ideas of how to get involved and raise awareness in communities, at school, college or university. You can find the guide here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/student-guide-loneliness
For more information on Mental Health Awareness Week visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week