Recent research from the mental health charity Mind found 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 people, existing mental health problems have gotten worse.
That's why on World Mental Health Day we are reminded that it's OK to not be OK and the importance of reaching out for support.
We wanted to share some of the blog posts that the team at Sphere have shared on the 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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