City is proud to support World Mental Health Day 2020

Posted by admin / 09.10.2020 / Latest News

World Mental Health Day 2020 logo

Saturday October 10th marks Mental Health Day 2020, as recognised by the World Health Organisation.

We all have mental health, and it is important that we look after this just as much as we look after our physical health. Mental health problems range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life, to serious long-term conditions.

We have recently lived through a period which is challenging everyone – our children, our workers, our elderly – and unfortunately we are not out of the woods just yet. As the economic fallout hits us, we are told that the next epidemic may well be anxiety.

According to research, with over 16,000 people surveyed, 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.

Mental Health graphic depicting statistics

So this year, we want to bring everyone together to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

City is supporting a new campaign by the mental health charity MIND called ‘Do one thing’.

Do One Thing

As part of this, we would like to encourage colleagues to get involved to aid personal mental health wellbeing and supporting colleagues and friends.

You could go for a walk, learn a new skill or do something creative by yourself or with colleagues, friends and family.

There are a number of downloadable recourses on the MIND website, as well as opportunities for you to share a story or tips for a better wellbeing, and you can also sign up to be a campaigner or donate to the cause.

You can also support the charity by downloading backgrounds for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

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, the information, support and online community provided by MIND can get you started.