Mental Health Awareness Week is happening this week (9th-15th May)

The official theme for 2022 is ‘loneliness’.

Across the week, we’re being encouraged to build meaningful connections with friends, family, colleagues and communities.

“Loneliness affects many of us at one time or another. We know that loneliness can be both the driver for and a product of poor mental health.

Our society is changing fast. The pandemic has given rise to a sense of loneliness and isolation undermining confidence in daily routines. In recent times, many of us have had far less access to loved ones. Tech is enabling healthcare professionals to see more patients without the need to travel, but on the flip side of the coin, convenience and cost efficiencies are driving more and more activities online.

Our workplaces are also changing. With many adapting to home and hybrid working, we need to embrace this change while building and maintaining meaningful connections with our colleagues”

Hear Dr David Gerson chatting to Andrew Woolfe about the subject of Mental Health

(You can hear the full conversation with them both on Monday 9th May 2022 at 10pm)

Hear former Radio Glamorgan volunteer, Nic Clarke chatting about the subject

(You can hear the full conversation with them both on Wednesday 11th May at 10pm)