Do One Thing – World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2020
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 research carried out by National Mind, and 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. We know that many have developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have got worse.
Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. So this year, we want to bring everyone together to mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October.
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, our information, support and our 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; that could be downloading our resources, starting a fundraiser, attending one of our training sessions or sharing information about our services.
You can also see more from us and other local Minds by following #DoOneThing and/ or #WMHD this week.
Posted on: 8th October 2020