With life returning to more normality in the wake of the pandemic, Mental Health Awareness Week is a good time to think about changes you can make to improve your wellbeing.
The theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022) is loneliness. According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There's no single cause and there's no one solution, but the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.
Some of the advice offered by the Foundation to help tackle loneliness includes doing things that stimulate your mind, trying physical activity, and engaging with others - all things that archery does so well!
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Read the Mental Health Foundations's guide to coping with loneliness.