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Loneliness & Mental Health Awareness Week

This is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is loneliness.

Millions of us are affected by mental illness and the last two years has only intensified this.  Today sees the start of Mental Health Awareness week and this year the theme is loneliness.  Loneliness is likely to increase your risk of serious health issues and even death by 26%. The number of over 50s experiencing loneliness is set to reach 2 million by 2025, a 49% increase in the last 10 years. 

Freya spoke to psychologist Dr Audrey Tang.

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