This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.

The focus is a topic that may well have affected many of us over the last couple of years – loneliness.

The Mental Health Foundation hosts the week of awareness on a mental health theme each year in May, seeking to highlight issues which affect society and has grown to be one of the biggest awareness weeks in the UK and globally.

One in 4 adults feels lonely some or all of the time and it’s a risk factor for many other mental health issues. On top of this the pandemic has indeed isolated us in many ways from friends and family, adding a new dimension to the loneliness that many face.

There’s no surprise then that reaching out for support can really help to break the cycle of loneliness. This can be more easily said than done though and the Mental Health Foundation has drawn together some helpful tips, alongside some stories of those who have experienced loneliness to help.

For more info please visit: Mental Health Foundation’s website >

Please feel free to contact Rainbow today if this is something that may be affecting you.