Under this year’s theme ‘Let’s Connect!’, Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 is happening between 9 to 15 May. The official theme this year is ‘loneliness.’
The current campaign asks people and organisations to consider their ‘unique contribution’ in tackling loneliness, isolation and the barriers to connection.
Writers and authors spend a lot of time alone wrestling with words, a lonely occupation often stemming from or leading to, mental health issues. Loneliness is a vital and highly misunderstood issue right across our society.
The objectives of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 are:
- Raise awareness of the links between poor mental health and loneliness
- Provide safe and welcoming spaces to talk and support each other
- Upskill people to use technology and keep in touch with loved ones
- Create an army of volunteers to support lonely people
There’s a Connect for Mental Health activity board available to help you build meaningful connections with your friends, family, colleagues, and communities.