Mental Health Awareness Week puts wellbeing front and centre of Covid-19 - YEP Comment

Today’s front page carries a powerful message, as health chiefs warn of the “tsunami” that is the mental health impact of coronavirus.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:45 am
And Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today, gives us another opportunity to make sure this is front and centre of our minds. Pic: Shutterstock

With the pandemic being a catalyst, they warn the repercussions and after-effects could be long lasting with fears that it could take years before we fully recognise its toll on our collective wellbeing.

Each and every one of us has felt the emotional impact of the last year.

Bereavement, feelings of isolation, loss of control and anxiety, as we wait to see what will happen next.

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Many have faced an uncertain year when it comes to fears over their employment or the unease of leaving their own homes.

And, in turn, experts say this has had a impact on our mental wellbeing.

The number of people contacting Leeds Mind for support has almost doubled since April 2020.

And Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today, gives us another opportunity to make sure this is front and centre of our minds.

You’re not on your own - reach out and talk.

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