World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet.
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 MIND’s research, with 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 gotten worse.
Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.
So this year, MIND want to bring everyone together to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times. 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 MIND’s online community will get you started.
Please click here for further details of the great work from MIND and ideas for what you can do to help
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 and download MIND’s resources to help you get started:
- Download an image to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, sharing what you’ve done for better mental health.
- Download MIND’s template for your Instagram and Facebook stories and encourage others to do the same using the hashtag #DoOneThing
- Download MIND’s calendar with ideas for different things you can do each day for better mental health