2nd – 6th November 2020
Stress and mental health problems have never been more important than now, and the challenges they present never more acute than in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Almost one in five adults (19.2%) were likely to be experiencing some form of depression during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in June 2020; this had almost doubled from around 1 in 10 (9.7%) before the pandemic (July 2019 to March 2020). Feeling stressed or anxious was the most common way adults experiencing some form of depression felt their well-being was being affected, with 84.9% stating this.
Are you familiar with some of the signs of how to recognise stress?
- Mood swings
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of confidence/self esteem
- Physical tiredness
- Panic attacks
- Aches, pains and muscle tension
- Weight loss or gain
- High blood pressure
- Changes in bowel habits/IBS
- Absenteeism/poor time management
- Self neglect/change in appearance
- Relationship problems
- Social withdrawal
- Reliance on alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine
- Negative thinking
- Easily distracted
- Memory lapses
- Prone to accidents
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these mental health charities, organisations and support groups can offer expert advice.