Why we must support each other during pandemic on World Mental Health Day - the YEP says

Today charity bosses in Leeds have voiced their concerns that the pandemic is leaving the city facing a “tsunami” of mental health repercussions.

By Laura Collins
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 6:00 am
Leeds is renowned for being a city of compassion - we must listen and support during this unsettling time. Picture: Shutterstock
Leeds is renowned for being a city of compassion - we must listen and support during this unsettling time. Picture: Shutterstock

And that warning comes on World Mental Health Day.

Experts in Leeds have told the Yorkshire Evening Post the situation has been deteriorating since the pandemic broke out - intensifying the issues for those with existing problems but also affecting others for the first time.

Loneliness, isolation, the effects of furlough, redundancy and loss of job security are just some of the reasons why people are struggling.

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This is against a backdrop of whether or not the city is set to be the subject of tighter restrictions next week.

Covid-19 has amplified mental health and that is why we have to continue to #speakyourmind and look to reach out for new ways of support.

Leeds is renowned for being a city of compassion - we must listen and support during this unsettling time.

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