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Mental Health Awareness Week: 9-15 May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event run by the Mental Health Foundation that focuses on improving good mental health across the nation.

This year, the week runs from 9 - 15 May 2022, with the theme exploring the impact of loneliness and how we can tackle it.

Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.

Sometimes admitting we feel lonely can be hard but it’s important to remember that many others experience feelings of loneliness too, and that this feeling can


This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are encouraging people to reach out to others to help someone who may be feeling lonely, which might in turn help you feel less lonely too.

Find more support and advice for ways to lift someone out of loneliness on the Every Mind Matters – Loneliness webpage

This Mental Health Awareness Week, search Every Mind Matters for more support and advice for ways to lift someone out of loneliness.

Take the Mind Plan quiz to get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips to help you deal with stress, anxiety, low mood and trouble sleeping.


Mental Health Support in Norfolk and Waveney

Across Norfolk and Waveney we have mental health support services which can help with a wide range of issues and feelings such as loneliness. Below are some of our latest additions:


Visit a Wellbeing Hub

Wellbeing hubs are open to everyone and aim to help support you with your mental health. The hubs offer support for a range of mental health problems and for episodes of mental distress, providing advice and information to visitors. Two more hubs are coming soon with three already open at: 

 STEAM Café, 102 High Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 1BW

Opening hours: 7 days a week 11am - 6pm


REST Norwich, Churchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich NR21NR

Opening hours: 7 days a week 9.30am – 6pm


STEAM Café , 140 High St, Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 6RB

Opening hours: 7 days a week 11am - 6pm


Digital Mental Health Services

We have two digital mental health services which can help children, young people and adults.


Qwell: Adults aged 26+

Qwell provides adults aged 26 and over, with free and confidential digital mental health support. Qwell is available immediately, with no referral needed, via and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kooth: Children and Young People aged 11+

Kooth offers 11 to 25-year-olds access to online counselling delivered by qualified counsellors 365 days a year, either on a drop-in basis or through bookable chat sessions. It also gives young people the chance to benefit from peer support and a wide range of self-help materials, as well as contribute to moderated forums. Visit to find out more.

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