We’re proud to support Public Health England’s Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign to protect the nation’s mental wellbeing.
In a survey by Public Health England, half of adults said they felt that the pandemic had impacted negatively on their mental health and wellbeing. 46% have experienced more anxiety or low mood, and 34% have had more sleep problems. Plus, 51% of young people aged 18-34 reported that Coronavirus had caused them more stress, and 43% felt more lonely. However, a massive 75% reported that they’re planning to, or have taken steps to look after their mental wellbeing.
Although restrictions will soon be starting to ease, it could be a while before our pre-pandemic lives will return. If you’ve been struggling with your mental health, here are some simple things you can do and extra resources which may help.
You can use the free NHS Every Mind Matters action plan to start feeling better on the inside today. Just answer 5 quick questions and you’ll get your own personalised plan. It’ll be filled with practical tips to help you manage stress and anxiety, boost your mood or enjoy a more restful sleep.
The Better Health – Every Mind Matters website also has a range of great info for parents. Discover more ways to support children and young people’s mental health, with some back to school tips. Plus, there’s a section for looking after your own mental health as a parent or carer.
The pandemic has caused many of us to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated. But it’s Ok to feel this way and for many of us, these emotions will pass. Taking good care of your mind, as well as your body is really important during this time. Check out the Every Mind Matters website for expert tips and guidance on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.