A survey by Public Health England (PHE) at the start of the current government restrictions, has revealed the impact of COVID-19 on adults’ mental wellbeing.
The research found that almost half (49%) felt that the pandemic has impacted negatively on their mental health and wellbeing (53% of women and 45% of men).
Most common reasons that people thought the lockdown had negatively impacted their mental health were:
In response PHE has launched the national Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign to support people to take action to look after their mental health and wellbeing and help support others such as family and friends. The campaign encourages adults to get a free NHS-approved Mind Plan by answering 5 simple questions. The Plan aims to give practical tips to help with stress and anxiety, boost mood, sleeping better and feeling more in control.
Find out more on the Every Mind Matters website.