Mental Health Awareness Week is 9th to 15th May 2022
Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week. As hopefully most of you know mental health is one of the pillars of Primordial Radio.
So, while we talk about mental health as much as possible all year round you might be wondering why we are bothering with Mental Health Awareness Week?
Well, this week is significant because the pandemic has really highlighted how many people are struggling with their mental health. We wanted to show our support for the Mental Health Foundation by joining their campaign to start conversations about mental health, challenge stigma and encourage people to talk about their mental health, support others and not be ashamed to ask for help.
Each year for the last 22 years the Mental Health Foundation has chosen a theme for the week and this year’s theme is loneliness.
“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. Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.” Mental Health Foundation
We have gathered lots of information about the theme, which we hope you will find useful, but we would also like to hear from you. If you would like to share your tips for coping with loneliness please tag us on social media and use this year’s hashtag #IveBeenThere
We know many people within our community struggle with their mental health, which is why we are also supporting Mind’s new campaign, “If this speaks to you, speak to Mind” this Mental Health Awareness Week. We all experience and talk about mental health differently. But we aren’t always listened to. And we aren’t always represented. That’s why Mind are using spoken word to show the different ways people talk about their experiences.
Find out more about Mind’s new campaign
If you want any further information about how we are supporting better mental health within our community please see the links below:
- Our Mental Health Pledge
- Access our Mental Health Online Hub
- #PRFam Mental Health Group
- Primordial Support services
If you are worried about someone’s mental health, don’t be afraid to suggest that they phone a helpline (such as Samaritans on 116 123) or speak to their GP about how they have been feeling.