It is Mental Health Awareness Week with a focus on tackling loneliness.
One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! 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, awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health is being raised and the practical steps we can take to address it.
The Trust offers various different programmes concerned with mental health, some of which are funded by Derbyshire County Council.
In relation to the focus on loneliness as part of Mental Health Week, the council has issued a statement, saying: “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.”
If you are experiencing loneliness, please take a look at the flyer below for some advice: