The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness – a problem which many people experience, which was exacerbated by the pandemic.
Catch up with what the College has been doing to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.
Listen to the podcast
Dr Mani Krishnan, chair of the Old Age Faculty, spoke to us about the effects of loneliness, and the impact it had on the vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the podcast, Mani talks about the impact of the pandemic on older people, those with dementia, and people who experience delirium, as well as what can be done to help older people who don’t have family and friends who can visit regularly, and experience loneliness as a result.
Read the blog posts
There are two new blog posts that discuss aspects of loneliness:
- Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Registrar of the College, reflects on the loneliness experienced by people during the pandemic
- Rachael, a YoungMinds activist, talks about her experiences of loneliness and the importance of making connections.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, our own Professor Julia Sinclair - chair of the College’s Addictions Faculty – spoke to singer Will Young about his brother Rupert’s alcoholism and his death by suicide in 2020.
You can catch up with their conversation, which took place at the College’s Prescot St office in London, on Channel 4’s Will Young: Losing My Twin Rupert.
Sharing our content
We’re sharing all of our content via our social media channels, of course.
On Twitter we’ve been including the hashtag #itsokaynottobeokay – our contribution to a wider campaign against stigma, and encouraging open discussions about mental health.
Back to 12 May 2022 Members' update.