Mental Health Awareness Week (9th-13th May)
These next six weeks will see a renewed national focus on the subject of loneliness. The first will begin on 9th May as this years’ Mental Health Awareness Week has a specific focus on the issue of ‘loneliness’. Chief Executive, Mark Rowland, of Mental Health Foundation (which coordinates the campaign) explains
‘Loneliness is a significant public health issue. It remains one of the key indicators of poor mental health, ……and we know that being connected to other people in a way that helps us feel valued is absolutely fundamental to protecting our mental health.’
During the week, there will be opportunities to raise awareness of the theme, share resources, raise funds and engage in many other ways. For detailed information about Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, go to the Mental Health Foundation website.
During the week, Crowdfunder are also running a campaign focusing on mental health and loneliness and we are excited to be featured as a key national charity partner. Further details of their campaign along with information about all donations to Linking Lives UK being matched pound for pound can be found on the Mental Health Matters Campaign page.
Loneliness Awareness Week
Then, on 13th June, Loneliness Awareness Week returns. This year there will be various webinars, meetings and resources available throughout the week and details of these (and our engagement) will be available through our social media and website.
Click here to read a blog by our National Director, Jeremy Sharpe, about loneliness and mental health and ways to be aware of the needs of those around us.