Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event which gives the UK the opportunity to focus on achieving good mental health. 

Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 May 22

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness. Loneliness is something that we all feel, whether it’s short-term or long-term, and it has a direct impact on our wellbeing. Nowadays, loneliness is affecting more and more people than ever before and reducing loneliness is a key step we can take in improving mental health in the community. 

Living with lymphoma can be lonely. Some types of lymphoma are very rare, and it might feel like you’re the only person living with that diagnosis. Equally, you might feel lonely if you live by yourself, or find it hard to meet with other people in the COVID-19 pandemic. You might find our Buddy Service or our closed Facebook Group a valuable way to be in touch with others who are in a similar situation. The emotional impact of living with lymphoma affects everyone differently, but it’s important to remember that however you feel is normal.

Looking after our mental health is as important as ever. You might find our information and resources to look after your emotional wellbeing helpful, which includes a guided mindfulness from consultant counselling psychologist Angela Waind. Angela has also done a podcast with us, where she talks about the links between mental health and physical health, and strategies to support positive mental wellbeing.

If you need support, our support services are here to for you:

Published: 9 May 2022