Featured In: The Coalville Times, Friday, 8th October, 2021
October 10 is World Mental Health Day and it's never been more topical. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on our mental health. Some groups, including frontline workers, students, people living alone and those with mental health problems have been particularly affected. And support services for mental health have been disrupted. But there's good news - the government has promised to offer more mental health support services and equal access to those services for everyone. Public awareness of mental illness is better than ever and it is finally losing its 'stigma' - people are talking about it and are no longer feeling ashamed.
Depression is one of the commoner mental illnesses. What should we know about depression, and what can we do to help?
Remember, with the right support, you can get better, so ask for help.
Dr Hanna Robbins
GP at Long Lane Surgery