This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is loneliness and how it effects our mental health. Listen to our South Notts Lead for Mental Health, Dr Jo Levene, talk about ways you can manage your mental health and overcome loneliness.
Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point in our lives, it can make us feel isolated and have a negative impact on our wellbeing
Sometimes it can feel easier to help someone else who may be feeling lonely. There are lots of simple actions that you can do to help, including:
- Checking in with a family member, friend or neighbour by sending a text or giving them a call to see how they are doing.
- Reaching out to someone to suggest catching up over a tea or coffee
- Inviting someone to join you in getting some fresh air and going for a walk.
Find more advice and support by visiting the Loneliness page on the Every Mind Matters website. Locally if you’re feeling lonely or have some time to help those that are, contact the South Notts Befriending service provided by Rushcliffe CVS here.