Mental Health Awareness Week

9-15 May 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Week.

This year the theme is loneliness. One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time, and the longer people feel lonely the more they are at risk of mental health problems. The Mental Health Foundation is raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on mental health and suggesting practical steps we can take to address it.

Help and advice are available on the Mental Health Foundation website. There are links to policy briefings, guides (including a student guide to loneliness), social media links, and other resources.

The Library collections contain print and online resources on the topic of mental health. Resources can be found by searching in the Library’s search tool, Discover. Print books on mental health can be found in the Barnard Room, shelf mark UJ. A selection of books from this section are on display in the Library’s Reading Room, alongside some MHF leaflets for readers to take.