Today’s World Mental Health Day 2020 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 our research, with over 16,000 people, we know that 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, existing mental health problems have got worse.
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; people can take the opportunity to do one thing this World Mental Health Day and download resources to get started:
- Change your Facebook or Twitter cover photo.
- Download an image to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, sharing what you’ve done for better mental health.
- Download the right template for your Instagram and Facebook stories and encourage others to do the same using the hashtag #DoOneThing
- Download a calendar with ideas for different things to do each day for better mental health.
From lockdown, to furlough, to job losses. Lockdown has affected many in different ways, and it is only normal to feel uncertain about what the future holds. The stress of this uncertainty could be having an impact on your mental health too.
Whatever anyone has been through this year, World Mental Health Day is a chance to make a positive change for the mental health at home or in a workplace.