Mental Health for all
7 Oct 2020
A global pandemic, national lockdown, self isolating and social distancing are just some of the things that have made up the 'new normal' that has become a part of our lives over the last year. All of these things, along with the existing everyday challenges we all continue to face, has led to huge pressure being placed on our mental health.
Anxiety, depression and stress have been more prominent than ever during this pandemic as the reality of unfamiliar, unprecedented steps we all had to take have changed our lives sunk in. These changes have forced all of us to adapt to new ways of working and new ways of living. Zoom has become a globally recognised brand, face masks are now a mainstay in every home, even the way we socialise and interact with each other has radically changed.
This year World Mental Health Day's theme is 'mental health for all'. That is because this year, more so than ever before, we've all realised that we all have mental health that must be looked after. This means it is vital that support around mental health, and the importance of maintaining and strengthening your mental fitness, becomes more than an optional extra or a nice bonus.
Before the pandemic struck it was estimated that one in four people will experience a mental health issue in our lifetimes. This number will have only become even more alarming in the last twelve months; emphasising how crucial it is that awareness, conversation and action around mental health becomes a priority.
If you are a Squared tenant and would like to speak to someone regarding your mental health, please visit our Therapy at Squared page to find out what support we can offer you.