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Mental Health Awareness Week

A little bit of background...

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the week. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.

Why loneliness?

Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.

So, this Mental Health Awareness Week, we are raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.    

Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.

TraffordCity supporting mental health

Here at TraffordCity we're passionate about supporting mental health and wellbeing and whether you're arranging a catch up over a coffee or taking up a sport to help you get to know people it's the perfect place to help overcome loneliness.

Trafford Palazzo support Mental Health Awareness Week

Trafford Palazzo Positivity Tree

Trafford Palazzo has put together a special week-long activation from 9-16th May centred around Mental Health Awareness Week paying homage to this year’s theme of ‘loneliness’ including a 'Positivity Tree' and a Chatty Café. 

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Get chatty at Trafford Golf Centre

Trafford Golf Centre Chatty Cafe

Europe’s premiere golf practice facility, Trafford Golf Centre is joining a mission to reduce loneliness in Greater Manchester as it proudly becomes a Chatty Café venue.

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let's combat loneliness

Looking for support?

There are a number of organisations focussed on mental health, so whether you'd like to help raise awareness or are in need of support you'll find everything you need here:

Mental Health Foundation

Prevention is at the heart of what the Mental Health Foundation do. Their vision is good mental health for all. Their mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.


MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK brings together the heritage and experience of four charities from across the country who’ve been supporting people with their mental health for nearly 50 years.


Find information and support for your mental health.

Mind Manchester

Offering a range of mental health services for people living in Greater Manchester

42nd Street

Support and advice for young people's emotional health and wellbeing


Offering telephone and webchat support from 5pm until midnight, 365 days a year; there for you to talk about whatever is getting you down.

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