Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic.

Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this. 


About Mental Health Awareness Week

The Mental Health Foundation started Mental Health Awareness Week 21 years ago and we continue to set the theme, organise and host the week. It's  an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health and has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.

Why loneliness is the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week

Our CEO Mark Rowland shares his own experience of loneliness, explains the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022) and invites you to share your stories, break the stigma and be part of the movement to tackle loneliness.

Get involved

There are plenty of way for you to get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week

Join in on social media

Stay up to date with the latest on Mental Health Awareness Week, follow our social media account for updates on the week.

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  • Facebook: @mentalhealthfoundation

  • Instagram: @mentalhealthfoundation

  • LinkedIn: @mental-health-foundation

Download Mental Health Awareness Week resources

Support Mental Health Awareness Week

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Wear a green ribbon

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Wear it Green Day

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80 Miles in May challenge

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Loneliness school pack

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A student guide to loneliness