Mental Health Week
Monday 9 May 2021: Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.
The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from 9-15 May.
This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Here at Status, we will be making time to consider the impact of this on both our staff and the clients we support. We will be checking in on each other, sharing tips and best practice throughout the week and will encourage staff to set time aside to make contact with those close them. We are also committed to reaching out to those clients who may be at risk of disengaging from our services and ensuring our clients are utilising our support and that within the wider community.
To see more read our full release (pdf)