Mental Health Awareness Week (9th to 15th May)

The focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Loneliness. Loneliness can affect anyone, even if they are surrounded by people. The global pandemic has brought loneliness into focus, as more people are now aware how difficult loneliness can be.

One of the groups who most often say they feel lonely are young people. Being surrounded by people doesn’t necessarily reduce feelings of loneliness. There are some things you can do to try and ease the feeling of being alone.

1.4 million older adults say they are often lonely. If this affects you, Age UK have some insight into loneliness in older adults and advice about how we can change this.