Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

9.5.2022

11:20 am

Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health, which Hull College is proud to support.

The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from Monday 9th May - Sunday 15th May.

This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

Together We Can Tackle Loneliness
One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.

How To Cope with Loneliness and Improve Your Mental Health
Dealing with loneliness can be difficult. But there are things we can all do to cope with loneliness and prevent some of the negative feelings and mental health problems that can come with it.

The Mental Health Foundation have worked with people who have experienced loneliness to develop some help and advice that you might find useful for yourself or to support other people who are feeling lonely. Click here to discover more.

Need To Talk?
Free and confidential counselling services are available to all Hull College students who need to talk about mental health, stress or any other issues affecting their emotional wellbeing.

We offer counselling and well-being support to all of our students whatever your background or situation, whether you are on a full-time, part-time or apprenticeship programme.

Our Counselling Service currently supports students by offering online and phone counselling, as well as face-to-face support. If you would like to contact us, please email listen@hull-college.ac.uk or text 07860 023367 and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

If you are a student at the college and wish to refer yourself to the service, please fill out the form available by clicking on the link below. The Counselling Service will then contact you to book an appointment.

Counselling Referral Form

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