Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May


Mental Health Awareness Week (9th – 15th May)


It's #MentalHealth awareness week & this year it's all about getting connected and combating loneliness. Get advice and tips online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/GetConnected

This year's #MentalHealth awareness week is about loneliness and what we can all do to help reduce it. Get some ideas here: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/GetConnected

During #MentalHealth awareness week we're highlighting the support on offer. If you need to talk to someone then the Derbyshire Mental Health Support line is open 24/7 on 0800 028 0077. Find out more here: https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/services/helpline-and-support-service

If you're feeling isolated or alone then there are services to help. Visit Mind to get tips and help: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/loneliness/about-loneliness/


World No Tobacco Day (May 31st)
It's #WorldNoTobacco Day. If you're ready to #quit for good then check out #LiveLifeBetterDerbyshire a FREE healthy lifestyles service. Find out more here: www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/stopsmoking

It's #WorldNoTobacco Day. If you'd like a little extra help to quit smoking for good then why not download our My Quit Route app. Stop smoking support direct to your phone. Search for it here: https://derbyshire.orcha.co.uk/defaultsearch/?search=my%20quit%20route


National Smile Month (May 16th – June 16th)
It's National #Smile Month and over the next few weeks we'll be sharing tips and advice about how to keep your teeth in top condition. Even the most dedicated brushers might learn a thing or two! #letstalkteeth www.derbyshire.gov.uk/oralhealth

Diabetes Prevention Week (23rd – 29th May)
It's #DiabetesPrevention week. Check your risk of developing type 2 diabetes with @DiabetesUK and their Know Your Risk tool here: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/preventing-type-2-diabetes/diabetes-risk-factors

It's #diabetesprevention week - did you know there's a free type 2 diabetes prevention programme in Derbyshire? Find out more here: https://www.lwtcsupport.co.uk/derbyshire-diabetes-support

During #DiabetesAwareness week there's advice on how to prevent, or lower your risk, of developing type 2 diabetes here: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/preventing-type-2-diabetes/can-diabetes-be-prevented

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Mental Health Awareness week (May 9th – 15th)
It's Mental Health awareness week and this year it's all about getting connected and combating loneliness.


Most of us will have experienced times when we feel a little isolated or disconnected from the world around us.


Everyone feels lonely from time to time - loneliness can affect anyone and the recent pandemic has increased a lot of people's feelings of being alone.


But feeling lonely or isolated can have a negative impact on your mental health - especially if these feelings go on for a long time.


Research suggests that loneliness is associated with an increased risk of certain mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep problems and increased stress.


So it's really important that we all work together to help tackle it.


Get advice and tips online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/GetConnected

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 11:09 by Sarah Kitchener

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