May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week

13th-20th May

One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There's no single cause and there's no one solution. After all, we're all different! 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.

For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, we're raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.

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Dementia Action Week

16th-22nd May

If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss, it could be a sign of dementia.

Research shows that the misconception around memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis.

With diagnosis rates falling to a five-year low, we want to encourage those who might be living with undiagnosed dementia to come to us for guidance and support and feel empowered to take the next step.

Getting a diagnosis can be daunting, but we believe it's better to know. And so do 91% of people affected by dementia.

Useful links:

  • CareChoices Leicesteshire 2022 LRes CareChoices Leicesteshire 2022 LRes (PDF, 10.6 Mb)

    Please see here the Care Choices booklet with lots of helpful info and contacts

  • Dancing Jukebox Gems Pathways poster Dancing Jukebox Gems Pathways poster (PDF, 5.3 Mb)

    ‘For Dementia Action week Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have put together a performance for those living with dementia and carers too. This will be featuring dance, live music & songs from the 1950s. For more information on what dementia is, please click here.