We’re so pleased to hear that loneliness has been chosen as this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week!
Since the pandemic, there’s been an increasing awareness of loneliness as a widespread, indiscriminate health issue that requires urgent attention and action. Being selected as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week also confirms what we’ve known for a long time – that loneliness and mental health go hand-in-hand, and from our experience working with lonely people, it’s rare to see one without the other.
Although people’s understanding of loneliness is changing it is still considered somewhat of a taboo topic. Many people don’t feel comfortable admitting they feel lonely, therefore may be reluctant to speak up and seek help.
Fortunately, loneliness isn’t something that requires professional help. There are many things people can do to help themselves, which we’ve compiled into a poster for you to print and display in your workplace or anywhere else you see fit.
Download our ‘Tips for coping with Loneliness’ poster here:
We’ll be active in the media and across our social media channels during the awareness week, so feel free to share any of our content if something catches your eye.