Help lift loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week
It's Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May). This year's theme focuses on the impact loneliness can have on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to help each other feel less lonely.
Loneliness is something that we can all experience at different times in our lives and it’s something that has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking steps to connect with others and with your wider community is one way that you can protect your mental health, help yourself and others to feel less alone.
There are many ways you can choose to connect with others. Whether it's going for a walk with a friend, joining a sports team, going to an art or exercise class, or volunteering in your local area - there are activities and events taking place across Camden. Some are one-off events for Mental Health Awareness Week while others are happening every week and are open to anyone who is interested.
To find an activity or event near you, go to camden.gov.uk/mhaw-events
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health there’s many ways you can access support in Camden:
- Speak to your GP
- Visit icope.nhs.uk/camden-islington for expert advice
- If you're aged 11 to 18 or you have someone under 18 in your care, you can access free support at Kooth.com
- To find out more about mental health support, visit camden.gov.uk/mental-health