Starting a conversation about mental health issues can help you and others get support where needed
by Bethan Rees
World Mental Health Day is on 10 October and, as the World Health Organization reports
, it "comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic". As the day-to-day reality of working and living under the cloud of a pandemic continues – with all the varying restrictions on daily lives that this brings – mental health issues are reportedly on the rise. According to a UK-based forecast from the Centre for Mental Health
published 1 October 2020, "up to 10 million people (almost 20% of the UK’s population) will need either new or additional mental health support as a direct consequence of the crisis".
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