Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 9-15 May 2021. This year's theme is 'Loneliness'.
The Mental Health Foundation say:
"For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, we're raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.
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."
Some resources to help combat loneliness:
The Mental Health Foundation website has resources for combatting loneliness, including:
- Finding our connections to feel less lonely School Pack
They'll also be sharing content throughout the week on their Facebook page and social media.
The NHS Every Mind Matters website also offers advice and support with loneliness here.
Starting your journey to better mental wellbeing
Across Brighton and Hove, there is a range of mental health support available. However, we know that it can sometimes be difficult to find out information about services, know how to access them and know which ones are right for you.
To help you navigate and access services, we have a dedicated ‘Central Access Point’ team to respond to your calls and emails.
Our team are a friendly, caring bunch who understand that taking that first steps to make contact for support regarding your mental health can be challenging. Click here to find out more and get in touch.