During lockdown, for many the focus has been on the physical wellbeing of our friends, family and colleagues, however the Coronavirus pandemic has also had a significant impact on global mental health. In fact, in a recent study mental health has worsened substantially in the UK by an average of 8.1%. Levels of anxiety and depression peeked in April and May, with many being uncertain of what the future holds.
As lockdown measures begin to ease, levels of anxiety are slowly falling, however it is still present. On this page you’ll find resources from leading mental health experts with tips on how best to notice the signs of anxiety in yourself, friends, family and colleagues as well as ways to manage the symptoms. We also have a number of videos on staying fit and healthy, even if you’re stuck behind a desk all day long.
Life After Lockdown – Five top tips from Holly Beedon, clinical lead at Living Well UK for employees struggling to adapt with returning to work.
Daily Wellbeing Practices – By taking just a few minutes for yourself everyday, you can dramatically improve your wellbeing with a few simple practices.
Pilates at Your Desk – Taster sessions for staying fit and healthy at your desk from qualified Pilates instructor Kerrie-Anne.
While we provide information from the experts on these pages, if you are suffering from mental health issues or think someone you know is and you’d like confidential advice, please do contact the Living Well Consortium on 0121 663 217. Alternatively, you can chat with one of their support agents online here.