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 our 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, we 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. And 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 our online community will get you started.
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 our resources to help you get started:
- Download an image to post on social media sharing what you’ve done for better mental health.
- Use the hashtag #DoOneThing
- Download our calendar with ideas for different things you can do each day for better mental health.
Do one thing by accessing information and support
There are lots of different ways to get help and support for your mental health. Why not do one thing today and start with one of these options.
Join Side by Side, our online peer support community
Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes. This is a safe place to listen, share and be heard. JOIN NOW
Visit our Information and Support pages
Whether you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital. Read our information about types of mental health problems, treatments, and tips for coping with everyday life. READ NOW
Contact our Info Line
The Mind Infoline is an information and signposting services that can help you find out more about mental health problems, treatment options and where to get help. It’s open Monday to Friday, 9am -6pm. CALL 0300 123 3393
Do one thing at work
From lockdown, to furlough, to job losses. We’ve all found ourselves under pressure. Lockdown has affected us all in different ways, and it is only normal to feel uncertain about what the future holds. The stress of this uncertainty could be having an impact on your mental health too.
Whatever you’ve been through this year, World Mental Health Day is a chance to make a positive change for the mental health of your workplace. But it can be hard to know where to start sometimes.
Start by downloading our Zoom background to show your support for Mind and start the conversation with your colleagues about what you are doing for better mental health.
Do one thing by supporting us and donate
However big or small, your donation could give someone hope and help them know they’re not alone. Help us be there for everyone who needs us at this crucial time and in return. DONATE NOW