World Mental Health Day 2020

September 25, 2020 9:32 am Published by

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.

It’s been a difficult year for us all The Foundation is all too aware of the impact the months of lockdown has had on our mental health.  Prioritising our mental health has never been more important than it is now.

The levels of anxiety, uncertainty, isolation, social distancing and restrictions, and emotional distress become widespread globally and in our communities, we know that there will be more people than ever needing mental health support.

According to Mind
Our research with over 16,000 people, they 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.

We are proud to continue delivering our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with government guidelines our face to face counselling is temporarily suspended but we are pleased to offer counselling remotely via phone and online, depending on your preference.

Our charitable mission enables people experiencing financial difficulties to have access to affordable, long term counselling which is not widely available elsewhere in the two counties.

We’re open to mental health and are here to talk and to listen.

Find out how we can help:

foundation@counsellingfoundation.org

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