Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 will run from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th May. The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘loneliness’.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, lead by the Mental Health Foundation, takes places in May every year.

The week will focus on how loneliness affects our mental health, and how we can all help to reduce loneliness in our communities.

Thousands of people in Scotland are affected by loneliness each year, and it is a major cause of poor mental health. Loneliness levels were significantly higher during the pandemic, with disastrous results. Furthermore, people now report feeling more lonely than they did prior to the outbreak. What’s more, loneliness has been a significant factor to rising levels of sadness because of people’s perceptions of isolation and restricted ability to connect with others.

We believe that nobody should feel lonely. Would you like to know how to tackle social isolation and loneliness?

There is a link between loneliness, wellbeing and social activity. Loneliness is a natural human emotion that simply indicates a desire for social interaction.

Even if building a new connection appears difficult at first, joining a support group is a great idea. WELL (Wellbeing, Environment, Learning and Laughter) course is a wonderful way to see new places and meet new people. Healthy Living Activities can assist you in becoming more active. In addition, starting a new activity has the potential to increase your feelings of happiness and positive wellbeing, and you certainly deserve it!

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