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1. What is the Purpose of Mental Health Awareness Week?

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Every year, the Mental Health Foundation designates one week in May as Mental Health Awareness Week. It is an opportunity for people around the country to examine their own attitude towards mental health.

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This year MHAW will take place from 9–15 May. The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 is: ‘Loneliness’. Although it is not a diagnosable mental health condition, loneliness can lead to other conditions that can affect our mental health.

Loneliness can leave people feeling sad and empty. As we all lead such busy lives, it can be easy to lose contact with loved ones. MHAW2022 is a time for all of us to connect with friends and family everywhere to let them know we care. So don’t delay — get in touch with loved ones and set up a regular time to touch base and say hi!