This year has been a tough one for us all. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on our mental health.
According to research, with over 16,000 people, we know that more than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health got worse during lockdown.
We know that many have developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have gotten worse.
World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide.
This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services.