Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this year from 9th May to 15th May, and schools and colleges across the UK will be thinking of ways to mark the week with their students.
The theme for 2022 is loneliness - the experience of feeling lonely, its effect on our mental health and how we can play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.
Schools and colleges can explore this theme in a number of ways – getting students thinking about their friendships, relationships and support systems, about how best to support others, and self-care strategies to employ if they ever feel lonely.
In this toolkit from Mentally Healthy Schools, there are sharing a number of resources to help schools and colleges highlight the theme of loneliness and open up wider discussions about wellbeing with students.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 toolkit of resources : Mentally Healthy Schools