10 October 2020 is World Mental Health Day.
Mental health charity Mind, who organise this annual campaign, say that the 2020 World Mental Health Day might be “the most important one yet.”
“This year has been a tough one for us all,” they said. “The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on our mental health.”
According to Mind’s research, more than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health got worse during lockdown. Many developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic. For some, existing mental health problems got worse.
Help Support World Mental Health Day
Want to support World Mental Health Day? Mind suggest that you simply “do one thing.”
“Whether it’s going for a walk, learning a new skill or doing something creative,” they said, “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.”
Mind also list some suggestions for how you can show your support, with some templates for social media posts.
For more information about World Mental Health Day, including lots of resources to help you take part, head to Mind’s website.