Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May - Loneliness

Publish date: 2023-05-01

Author: Diane Scally

Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May - Loneliness

The Mental Health Foundation started Mental Health Awareness Week 21 years ago and continues to set the theme, organise and host the week.  It has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.  Dealing with loneliness can be difficult. But there are things we can all do to cope with loneliness and prevent some of the negative feelings and mental health problems that can come with it. 

One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. 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 this year, we're raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.  

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