As some Brethren may be aware, this is Mental Health Awareness Week.
The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, which this year is Loneliness. Loneliness is affecting more and more people in the UK, and has a negative impact on the nation’s mental as well as physical wellbeing.
Our connection to other people and to our communities is fundamental in protecting our mental wellbeing.
On Friday 13th May, at 10.59 a.m., every radio station in the United Kingdom will unite to play the ‘2022 Mental Health Minute’ – an important one-minute message to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which is being supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The 2022 Minute is in support of ‘Better Health – Every Mind Matters’, which offers advice to tackle loneliness and provides NHS-approved tips to help people look after their mental wellbeing.
If you would like a copy of the Grand Lodge of Scotland ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing’ publication which is pictured above please contact Dawn Oliff, the Homes and Charities Manager, at Freemasons’ Hall.