“1 in 4 adults in the UK feel lonely some or all of the time”
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year is loneliness. The idea is to explore the experience of loneliness, it’s effect on our mental health and how we can all try to tackle loneliness in our local communities.
Loneliness is more prominent now than ever. As we draw towards the end of the pandemic having spent the last few years isolating people are really feeling the impact, with loneliness being one of the leading issues that the public feels need to be addressed.
Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “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. That is why we have chosen it as our theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health so we much find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this. The week is also an invaluable opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice.”
Here at Komplex Care, we always put the individual first and during our first assessment we identify aspirations and goals. We have mental health nurses who are experienced with Emerging Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Find out more with the Mental Health Foundations