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Empathy Day 2022
Dementia Action Week 2022
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
World Mental Health Day
Refugee Week & Windrush Day
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
Hi Vis Fortnight
Health Information Week
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Empathy Day was founded in 2017 as part of a mission to inspire the rising generation and to drive a new empathy movement. Scientists say that we can train our brain with stories – the more you empathise with characters, the more you understand other people’s feelings.
The 2022 Read for Empathy collection features 60 books for 4-16 year-olds, each chosen to empower an empathy-educated generation. The Collection features: 35 books for 4-11 year olds 25 books for 12-16 year olds Many of the books help readers understand the lives of those experiencing tough situations, like becoming homeless, or a refugee. Others help children build their understanding of emotions or inspire positive action towards the climate or animals or people in their community.
This Dementia Action Week, we want to encourage those who might be living with with undiagnosed dementia to: Be able to understand and recognise potential dementia symptoms Come to us for guidance and support Feel empowered to take the next step Improve the diagnosis process for both them and healthcare professionals.
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. Loneliness is an issue that can affect us all, young or old, at any point in our lives. We might live in a busy city or a rural location, on our own or with others and still feel isolated. You should not blame yourself for feeling like you are struggling, now or at any other time. Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.
This guide is aimed at students aged 16+, it explores loneliness and the links to mental health and provides tips for students together with ideas of how to get involved and raise awareness in communities, at school, college or university.
This pack explores what loneliness is, how it can affect our mental health, and the different ways we can connect with ourselves, others and the world around us to feel less lonely. A YouGov poll (2019) of 13-19-year-olds found 69% said they felt alone “often” or “sometimes” in the last fortnight and 59% feel like they “often” or “sometimes have no one to talk to".