The Mental Health Minute
To mark the end of Mental Health Awareness week, Bucks Radio joined radio station across the UK to play the Mental Health Minute.
We came together for a moment of reflection, to encourage us all to check in with someone who may be feeling lonely, which can help us all feel more connected.
Here's a special message from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, calling on the nation to help ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’
- Recent data reveals more than 1 in 10 young people (11%) feel lonely often or always, making them the loneliest of all age groups (Community Life Survey)
- Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.
- Sometimes admitting we feel lonely can be hard but it’s important to remember that many others experience feelings of loneliness too, and that this feeling can pass.
- This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are encouraging people to reach out to others to help someone who may be feeling lonely, which might in turn help you feel less lonely too.
Help is at hand:
For those who feel lonely: There are lots of simple things you can do if you’re feeling lonely. Find what works with free tips from Every Mind Matters.
For those who want to help others: There are lots of little things we can do lift someone out of loneliness, and it might help you feel less lonely too. Find what works with free tips from Every Mind Matters. You can also volunteer to help Bucks Mind and their Befriending service.