COVID & MENTAL HEALTH: The impact of Coronavirus on people’s mental health
Mental health and coronavirus - exploring the true impact of the pandemic on people’s wellbeing.
It has been a strange and difficult year to say the least, as we have all been forced to stay at home and away from loved ones, BACP accredited councillor, Louise Tyler, shares her opinions about how the pandemic has both negatively and positively impacted individuals mental health.
It would be wrong, to ignore the devastating negative effect that the pandemic has had but it is also important to shine a light on some of the positive outcomes.
Louise goes on to explain how she has specifically noticed how it has reduced individuals fear of missing out and seeing people living their ‘best lives’ on Instagram because we were all in the same position.
Furthermore, Ms Tyler highlighted how throughout the pandemic key workers such as nurses and supermarket workers were appreciated more than ever before which boosted a lot of peoples self-worth and allowed them to feel more confident in themselves and relieved some peoples mental health concerns.
The people of Cardiff also shared their own personal positive outcomes of the lockdowns as many learnt to enjoy the simple things in life, appreciated the time spent with their family and embraced the opportunity to learn new skills and hobbies.
In addition, it was clear that people enjoyed being able to explore their own country more as we were forced to explore our own areas and the feeling of community spirit and pride really kicked in.
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