9-15 May 2022 – Loneliness
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (external link)
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the week. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.
Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.
So, this Mental Health Awareness Week, we are raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.
Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.
Resources in Haringey
Let’s Talk IAPT is a free NHS, psychological therapy service offering support for a range of common mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety, OCD, PTSD and more.
The Haringey Wellbeing Network (HWN) is a mental health and wellbeing community support service for the London Borough of Haringey. The network is made up of three specialist mental health organisations and is the single point of entry for all community mental health support needs in Haringey.
The network aims to support the community by providing better access to a range of support services for adults living in Haringey. These are designed to help build resilience and reduce the onset of mental health problems by focusing on and helping individuals achieve positive outcomes in the following key areas:
- Mental Wellbeing
- Physical health
- Social networks
How does it work?
The Wellbeing Network works with its clients to improve their mental and physical health, which can be achieved through a programme of activities and agreeing on a set of goals. The service works towards supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.
Haringey Choices. CHOICES offers support to children, young people up to the age of 17 and families in Haringey who are worried about their emotional wellbeing. If you are a young person you can request support for the team to see you for over a brief period of time where we will help you work out what services and support are available in Haringey for you. All parents/carers are welcome to contact CHOICES even if your child is not willing to meet with the team. Professionals concerned about a child/young person can also make a referral.
Haringey Council. Great Mental Health is an ambitious and exciting programme comprising of a diverse range of activities, initiatives and resources to support Haringey residents of all ages to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.