It’s Mental Health Awareness Week!

From 9th-15th May, it is Mental Health Awareness week.
This years theme is ‘Loneliness’.
The website states that

‘One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time.’
They go on to say that there’s no single cause and there’s no one solution as we are 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.

If you are feeling lonely, they have a help and advice page on their website that you can find by following this link:

If you need help right now, you can also:

Call the Samaritans as they offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence.
Call 116 123 – it’s FREE

You can call the Rethink advice and information line Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm for practical advice on:
• Different types of therapy and medication
• Benefits, debt, money issues
• Police, courts, prison
• Your rights under the Mental Health Act.
Call Rethink on 0300 5000 927 (calls are charged at your local rate).

The Mind infoline
Mind offer an information line to answer questions about:
• Types of mental health problem
• Where to get help
• Drug and alternative treatments
• Advocacy.
Call the Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email

You can also speak to a friend that you trust or contact your GP for help.