Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event founded and hosted every May by the Mental Health Foundation. This year the theme is Loneliness.
A recent study by Young Minds found that 69% if young people felt alone often or sometimes and 59% regularly felt they had no one to talk to.
It’s really important that we support young people to recognise when they are experiencing loneliness and identify how they can manage these feelings, including the connections and supportive networks they can access.
Suggested Classroom Activities
We’ve prepared some short activities that range from 15-30 minutes each, to support you in the classroom each day during Mental Health Awareness Week. These activities will help raise awareness of the topic of loneliness and mental health.