Mental Awareness Week
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
Common feelings and symptoms associated with mental health problems include:
- anxiety, fear and panic
- low mood, sadness and depression
- feeling lonely
- grief after bereavement or loss
- loneliness in older people
- sings of an anxiety disorder
- hallucinations and hearing voices
For more information on mental health feelings, symptoms and behaviours visit the NHS website.
This year Mental Health Awareness Week is happening between 9 to 15 May 2022 and the official theme is ‘loneliness’.
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.
Let’s connect during Mental Health Awareness Week, and together, we can:
- Raise awareness of the links between poor mental health and loneliness
- Provide safe and welcoming spaces to talk and support each other
- Get active to boost our mental wellbeing
- Meet like-minded people and socialize
Are you interested in trying something new, meeting new people, having a chat and a cuppa?
Come along to our FREE mental health awareness day at Bramcote Leisure Centre, BOOK HERE!