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!
It's Mental Health Awareness Week (9th - 15th May). As a practice, we will spend it raising awareness of this year's theme, the impact of loneliness on our mental health, and hope to open the conversation on the practical steps we can take to address this.
"Mental Health is a huge issue, especially in these post-pandemic times. We have come a long way as a society in recent years but still have a long way to go. Lingering stigma needs to be fully eradicated along with any sense that Mental Illness is a ‘weakness’ that isn’t as ‘real’ as other health conditions. The conversation needs to be increasingly open and we must get to a point where – genuinely - it’s ok to say “I’m not ok”.
As someone who has had mental health struggles but has got through them with the incredible support of a few key people, I want to use my position and the commitment of our practice on the topic to help lead the way."
Julian Lipscombe, Director, Bennetts Associates
At Bennetts Associates, we are marking Mental Health week with a programme of events and conversations in line with this objective. This year we are raising awareness on the topic of loneliness which affects one in four adults in the UK some or all of the time.