Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place between 9 and 15 May.

This year’s theme is loneliness, which can have a huge impact on our mental and physical wellbeing.

There are lots of simple actions that you can take to help someone who may be feeling lonely – and they might help you feel less lonely too.

Check in with family members, friends, colleagues, or neighbours – especially people you know who live alone or might not have many close connections. A text message or phone call can make a huge difference. Why not reach out to someone you haven’t seen in a while for a catch up?

Help is available for anyone who might be struggling with their mental health. Remember that you are not alone. There are local services that can provide support for a range of mental health and wellbeing needs.

Find out more about local services and support for adults:

Support for adults

Find out more about local services and support for children and young people:

Support for young people