Monday was the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from 9-15 May.
The theme this year is Loneliness. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. In Warwickshire, the County Council is running initiatives alongside local organisation is running a variety of events and taking place throughout the week. For more information please go to: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/news/article/2912/mental-health-awareness-week-2022-shining-a-spotlight-on-loneliness-and-local-support-available-to-help-protect-your-mental-health
For more information on the week and all the work the Mental Health Foundation do please follow this link: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week