It's officially Mental Health Awareness Week , and this year the theme is "loneliness".
One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.
For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, the aim is to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it. Connecting with members of the community, family and friends can make a huge difference to how we feel.
For help and advice on how to cope with loneliness and improve your mental health click here.