Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

4th May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Loneliness and the impact loneliness can have on mental health. Research by the Mental Health Foundation showed that many people have increasingly been suffering from feelings of isolation and loneliness which has led to harmful consequences. They also discovered an increased demand from the public to see loneliness being addressed as a serious topic requiring urgent action.


Here are some useful links:

For adults: ideas about the week and also lots of very useful resources on this theme for personal use or to share with someone else.


A national campaign aimed at 18 – 24 year olds launched earlier this year. ‘Lift Someone out of Loneliness’ offers advice for ways to help yourself or others who may be feeling lonely and suggested support routes. For more details about the campaign see the Every Mind Matters Loneliness webpage.


Supporting Children and Young people with loneliness resources:

Free mental health and wellbeing tools to reduce young people’s feelings of loneliness from the Red Cross

Loneliness might make people feel isolated, but sharing your favourite songs with others can connect people. You can access a curated playlist to help lift the mood.

We’ve all felt lonely at times, but as coronavirus restrictions will make this much worse. Red Cross has published 6 reflections that could help you support others with loneliness.

Loneliness: finding our connection to feel less lonely This school pack aimed at 11+ explores what loneliness is, how it can affect our mental health and ways we can connect with ourselves, others and the world around us to feel less lonely .


Please remember that we are here at school to provide support and to signpost to local services where needed.