Mental Health Awareness Week

May 10, 2022 Mental Health, Uncategorized

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health. This year’s theme – Loneliness, tackles the impact of it on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.

Importance of mental health awareness

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.

This year’s theme – Loneliness

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.

Keep busy

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.

Staying social

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.

Ways you can help in raising awareness

Raising awareness to mental health does not have to be big gestures. It can be as simple as:

  • Talking more openly about it: talk to those around you and take the time to truly listen
  • Keeping the conversation going: stigma and discrimination are some of the biggest challenges but keeping it in conversations can change the way we talk about health
  • Not leaving children out of it: be part of changing the conversation for future generations and as kids are naturally curious, adults can help children understand that mental illnesses are real illnesses that can be treated

How can we help?

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.

If you would like to enquire about our Mental Health Care, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at info@cavendishhomecare.com.