10th October is World Mental Health Day

Posted on October 9, 2020

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.

The economic consequences of the pandemic are already being felt, as companies let staff go in an effort to save their businesses, or indeed shut down completely.

You may not know but there are many resources available if you find that this year is troubling you more than you realize,  an appointment with your doctor is a great way to start.  If this sounds like you either phone 5223 9999 or book online

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/world-mental-health-day-2020

https://mhaustralia.org/our-work/world-mental-health-day-oct-10