"More than six in ten adults (62%) felt anxious or worried", these were the concerning statistics from the Mental Health Foundation that surveyed millions of people in the United Kingdom during the pandemic.
With so much uncertainty over health, the economy, and our future, it's not surprising that so many adults and young people are struggling mentally with the current chaos.
This week is the Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness.
The Mental Health Foundation has conducted a new survey into kindness, which has found almost two-thirds of us say that when people are kind to them, it has a positive impact on their mental health.
We reached out to our team at Sphere to ask them how they're coping during the pandemic and what steps they're taking to look after their mental health:
- Read more from Charlotte Venner on how her mental health was affected by the pandemic and how therapy has helped her through the lows: Why it's OK not to be OK
Rebecca [Bex] Hudson spoke about her experience since lockdown: from working the contract market, being an advocate for mental health, and navigating a workweek with a partner on furlough when you're still working full time: An honest review of being in lockdown
Marie Wright, life coach at Bold Bean Coaching, hosted a group coaching session to share some coping mechanisms and ways of staying focused and motivated in the current climate: New Definition of Success
Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice: click this link
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