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Springboard Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week

13 May 2022

This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year has been loneliness.

Loneliness is something that most of us will feel at some point in our lives, but there are certain factors that put some at a higher risk of loneliness than others. Full-time students are among those at higher risk of feeling lonely, during the pandemic, 26% of students reported feeling lonely often or always, compared with 8% of the adult population. And although that figure decreased as restrictions eased (22%), it still remained much higher than loneliness levels in adults (6%).

On Wednesday, we held our own Wear It Green Day, where staff and learners wore green to show our understanding and support for Mental Health Awareness Week. We also invited all staff to come to

the Aspire Bistro to share lunch together and engage in conversation, instead of staying behind our desks! Social interaction is

crucial to our mental health and positive well-being.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our Springboard Futures learners engaged in a group discussion around mental health, and shared some cake together.

Learners and staff were very chatty and discussed ways to combat loneliness, the learners came up with some great ideas!


Mental Health Awareness Week was first established way back in 2001

by the Mental Health Foundation, made for the millions of people in the UK who are affected by mental health problems every day.

Since Mental Health Awareness Week first began it has become a huge success in helping people who struggle with mental health.

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