Information shared from mind.org.uk & Mental Health Foundation
World Mental Health Day 2020 on 10th October is the most important one yet.
This year has been a tough one for us all. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on our mental health.
According to MIND research, with over 16,000 people, more than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health got worse during lockdown. Many have developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have gotten worse.
Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.
Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times. And sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you want to take the first steps towards getting some help or learn more about helping those around you, MIND’s information, support and their online community will get you started.
Do one thing today
Whether it’s going for a walk, learning a new skill or doing something creative, taking the first steps to getting support for yourself, or reaching out to someone else; take the opportunity to do one thing this World Mental Health Day.
‘Do one thing calendar‘ with ideas for different things you can do each day for better mental health. Download HERE.