The Mental Health Foundation has announced the dates and theme of next year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will run from Monday, 9 May to Sunday 15 May 2022.
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 is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.
Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.
Together we can tackle loneliness
One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.
For Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, we hope to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.