Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
Monday 9th May until Sunday 15th May will signify The Mental Health Foundations Week of Awareness. This year the week will explore the experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.
Loneliness has undoubtedly been exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, of which many of us still feel its effects. The Foundation has been tracking loneliness levels in the UK during the pandemic and found the experience has been much higher with devastating impact. Loneliness has been an important factor contributing to higher levels of distress, resulting from people’s sense of isolation and reduced ability to connect with others. Further polling also found that loneliness was one of the leading issues that the public felt needed to be addressed.
This week of awareness has been in place for the last 22 years, during which time it has become one of the most prominent not just in the country but worldwide. We will be discussing the ways in which we aim to help the community of Bolton and how you can get involved. Keep an eye on our social media to see what programmes could help you or those you care about.