Do one thing!

World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2020 is the most important one yet.

The last seven months has been a tough one for us all. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on our mental health. A a County we are encouraging everyone to take an hour out of their day today to #DoOneThing for your mental wellbeing.

According to research conducted by Mind, 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. They also found that many have developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have got worse.

Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. So this year, let’s bring everyone together to mark World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times, and sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you want to take the first steps towards getting some help or learn more about helping those around you, getting information and support.

Do one thing on Saturday – Whether it’s going for a walk, learning a new skill or doing something creative, taking the first steps to getting support for yourself, or reaching out to someone else; take the opportunity to do one thing this World Mental Health Day.