Young people's mental health suffering during lockdown says charity

Many experts are concerned farmers could face more mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many experts are concerned farmers could face more mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

"In these challenging and hard times, people in Shropshire should take time to consider their mental health, reach out if they need help, and know that it is OK to not feel OK".

The Chesterfield County Mental Health Department said that they have clinical workers who are on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help.

Find out moreThe Community Mental Health Online Support platform has a range of tools and resources, including contact details of service providers that can provide help with the mental health. There's also a real anxiety around the impact of the virus itself, job security concerns whilst on furlough and genuine worries around whether it is safe to physically return back to their workplace.

Mental health experts are encouraging people in North Somerset to "be kind to yourself and others" to boost wellbeing.

"Peoples" experiences of working during the COVID-19 pandemic have been very different.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, 18th-24th May, the MHF, who work to prevent mental health problems, say being kind to others can help reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing. "There are signs of increased empathy and kindness from employers towards their employees in such hard times".

The charity recommended government departments apply a measurable, values-based "kindness test" to current and new policies to ensure they are informed by kindness, equality, dignity and respect.

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And, like Coronavirus, mental health challenges don't target specific people - we're all susceptible to them. Now, more than ever, we need to keep on looking out for each other and checking in to make sure our family, friends and neighbours are well. Commenting on the importance of being kind, Mr Fell said: "It's okay to not be okay".

"The pandemic is an opportunity to do that".

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, and the charity is hoping the digital tool will provide a safe space for industry professionals, allowing them to express their thoughts and concerns openly and anonymously.

The study is a collaboration between experts from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), and the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

"That is why your government must take a clear and coordinated approach to tackling the impact of the pandemic on children and young people, launching a recovery plan that enables the growth and continuity of support as restrictions change".

Officials should also set aside additional support for mental health services to meet rising demand.

"We're fortunate to live in such an incredible community".

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