9-15 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.
The week is hosted by Mental Health foundation and focuses around loneliness this year.
Across the country people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
North East Derbyshire District Council will be taking part in the week, sharing stories, information and advice throughout the week to raise awareness and encourage people to reach out for help.
North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Alan Powell, said, “We are proud to be taking part in Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 and provide help and advice to our communities, many of whom have experienced loneliness, particularly through the covid pandemic”.
“By raising awareness and showing our support, we want you to know there is help and support available through many different networks and with NEDDC, you are never alone”.
For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw or join the conversation on social media using #IveBeenThere and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek