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11 May, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (9 - 15 May) is all about loneliness, and how it affects our mental health.

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Loneliness has a big impact on our mental health. We crave social interactions - to feel connected, appreciated, and acknowledged. Many people who experience loneliness may benefit from local resources here in Kingston.

We've compiled a list of mental health charities that you can get involved in, including free online and in-person events. 

 

Mind in Kingston

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Mind Kingston is an independent charity that currently has free online and in-person drop-in sessions for you to join.

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Kingston Samaritans Charity

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Kingston Samaritans Charity provides emotional support over the phone, via email, or zoom for people living in Kingston.

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Social Spaces 

Taking a refreshing break outside for just 20 minutes a day will do wonders for your mental health! Our Social Spaces are on Thames Street, Lower Fife Road, and just outside the railway station. 

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Mind Matters 

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The NHS Every Mind Matters has some practical advice and tips on how to help yourself or others if you or they are feeling lonely. You can also complete the Mind Plan Quiz for tips and tailored advice.

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KCIL

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KCIL is hosting online coffee morning sessions from May - June to support good mental health for local disabled people. They also do in-person meet-ups, such as picnics and riverside strolls too for those that can come into town. 

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