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Lift someone out of loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week

9 May 2022

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme for this year is loneliness - something we all can experience at some point in our lives, which can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.

Loneliness has no common cause. Sometimes it can be triggered by a life event or change in situation, or it may not be triggered by anything at all. Loneliness can be both the cause and an effect of poor mental health.

Residents in Richmond upon Thames are encouraged to support this year’s campaign and 'Lift Someone Out of Loneliness' by taking a simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. This could involve inviting someone for a walk or sending a text. Together we can work towards becoming a healthier and happier borough.

For more information on loneliness, go to NHS.UK.

If you need support with your mental health, please find services below:

  • Richmond Wellbeing Service offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support for adults. You can visit Richmond Wellbeing Service website or give them a call on 020 8548 5550
  • If you need mental health support in a crisis, you can call the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust 24/7 Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000
  • If you are concerned about children and young people's mental health, a range of services are available from Richmond and Kingston Safeguarding Partnership, including access to online counselling. View guidance.

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Updated: 17 May 2022

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