#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek is a national event that raises awareness of mental health. This year, the week will take place on 9th May to 15th May.
The theme this year is “loneliness” and, across the week, it is encouraged that you build meaningful connections with your friends, family, colleagues and communities.
You can raise awareness by helping people to understand links between loneliness and poor mental health, and actively check in on those around you at work and in your communities.
Our charity of the year, York Mind, are raising awareness and more information is on their website – Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Mind
If you or a family member are concerned about mental health and ability to manage day to day tasks and information, it can feel like a whirlwind of information and be a scary time for you all. Planning ahead will however help family and healthcare professionals to care for you when you may not be able to make those decisions.
There may also come a time when you are unable to make decisions about your care and financial matters. You can appoint attorneys to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime through Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).
Many of our Life Planning team members are Dementia Friends and have an understanding of the affects that poor mental health on both the sufferer and the family. Our friendly team are here to help and can talk through options that are available to offer more support including LPAs. Get in touch with us on 01904 624903 and we will be happy to help.
“We all experience and talk about mental health differently. But we aren’t always listened to”.