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Mental Health Awareness Week

10 May 2022

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and this year it's all about getting connected and combating loneliness.

Most of us will have experienced times when we feel a little isolated or disconnected from the world around us.

Everyone feels lonely from time to time – loneliness can affect anyone and the recent pandemic has increased a lot of people’s feelings of being alone.

But feeling lonely or isolated can have a negative impact on your mental health – especially if these feelings go on for a long time.

Research suggests that loneliness is associated with an increased risk of certain mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep problems and increased stress.

So it’s really important that we all work together to help tackle it, see our advice and tips for combating loneliness.