Often, due to the misconceptions and stigmas surrounding mental health, people suffer in silence. This means that their conditions go untreated. Raising awareness is not only a form of education but also a social movement to improving both the understanding as well as access to help.
The Mental Health Foundation has selected loneliness as this year’s theme.
We experience loneliness from time to time. Dealing with loneliness can be difficult as humans are social creatures. However, the longer we feel lonely, the higher the risk of mental health problems. There are things that can be done to cope with loneliness and prevent any negative feelings that can come with it.
Do things that you enjoy. This can be a hobby, going to the gym or even sorting out your cupboards. It is important to ensure that these things are fun or fulfilling that can bring about positivity and good energy. Activities that occupy your mind can help with loneliness
Engage with the people you meet in your daily life
It can be hard to talk to people when you are lonely. However, even a simple ‘hello’ to the postman or postwomen you pass going about your day can make a difference to you.
Find people that you will enjoy interacting with. Whether through technology or face to face, being part of a group or club can give you a sense of belonging that you may be missing.
Raising awareness to mental health does not have to be big gestures. It can be as simple as:
At Cavendish Homecare, we understand the importance of mental health. Our transparent, honest, and holistic approach means we constantly deliver high-quality care to all our patients. With over 30 years of delivering care to patients suffering from Mental Health illnesses, our wealth of experience has enables us to draw on extensive knowledge to support and treat your individual needs.