I became interested in learning more about how to better manage my wellbeing during the 2020 lockdown. I found rituals like positive affirmations, meditation, and mindfulness a huge help and noticed my mindset improving. Of course, it isn’t always that easy, sometimes we need more help to lift us back up. I noticed my friends and family struggling too and wanted to do something to normalise mental health issues and raise awareness around mental wellbeing. I was shocked by common mental health issues are, yet they are very often swept under the rug out of fear of feeling embarrassed or shamed.
“Two-thirds of mental health cases have worsened during the month of November due to lockdown restrictions”
In the UK and Ireland, more than half of adults and over two-thirds of young people said that their mental health has become worse during the period of lockdown restrictions, from early April to mid-May 2020. The restrictions have stopped us from seeing friends and family, limited our time outdoors, and amplified worries about our health of family and friends. All of these factors have contributed to the increasing instances of mental health issues. Loneliness has been a key contributor with nearly two-thirds of mental health cases worsening during the month of November.
“We are committed to raising awareness about mental wellbeing and donate 2% of our sales to MIND, a charity that provides support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem”
I am proud to partner with MIND, a charity that offers advice and support to empower people to understand their mental health and the choices available to them. We are committed to raising awareness about mental wellbeing and donate 2% of our sales to MIND, a charity that provides support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They offer a wealth of services and support to ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery. More information on MIND can be found here