From 9th May to 13th May 2022, e-wellbeing will be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. We want to highlight the importance of young people looking after their emotional health and wellbeing throughout this week, and beyond!
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s theme is Loneliness.
Loneliness is the feeling we experience when there is a mismatch between the social connections we have, and those that we need or want.
We all experience times of loneliness, and everyone experiences this differently. Whilst loneliness is not a mental health condition; it can have an impact on physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. When a young person feels lonely, they may experience anxiety, tiredness, low mood, and other emotions. And in many cases, if they are already going through a range of emotions, and do not feel understood, this can lead to feelings of loneliness.
This week, our Youth Ambassadors have chosen the theme of the constellations and night sky to represent loneliness because, no matter who or where we are, we all look up to the same sky, planets and stars and this can remind us that we’re all connected.⭐
The following video features e-wellbeing Youth Ambassador Phoebe, sharing her advice to help young people build meaningful connections, during times of loneliness.
e-wellbeing also has a Loneliness module on our website, coproduced with our Youth Ambassadors, with practical tips, advice and guidance, and can be found by clicking here. And to refer a young person for mental health support, you can check out a range of mental health services on e-wellbeing.
Be sure to keep an eye on e-wellbeing’s social media throughout Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond, for updates on how we champion youth voice, and continue to raise awareness to support young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.