Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May 2022
The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about loneliness and its impact on our mental health and wellbeing.
Many people have experienced loneliness as we emerge from the isolating effect of the COVID pandemic.
It’s important we try to reconnect with our friends, family and communities and reach out and speak to people about how we are feeling.
Read press release here and explore the website for wide range of supports and ideas about how to support your mental wellbeing.
If you are struggling with loneliness and isolation and need to speak to someone, there are a number of helplines available on the www.HelplinesNI.com website.
Simply enter a key word into the search bar, for example, ‘lonely’ or ‘isolated’ and a range of NI helpline contact details will appear including, Age NI, Parenting NI, Connect Fermanagh, KinshipCare, Samaritans, Lifeline and more.
More useful resources and self-help guides are also available at www.COVIDWellbeingNI.info
Lifeline is a crisis response helpline service operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’re in distress or despair, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 and talk to an experienced counsellor in confidence.
For more information visit www.lifelinehelpline.info
Journeys to recovery
View the TV ad 'The Fog' that focuses on the importance of openness and discussion as the first step to recovery if you're feeling low.
Where to find help
If you need help, talk to your GP. There are also lots of services near you that offer help and support on a range of issues which can affect mental health.