PHE launches Every Mind Matters campaign
A new ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) – the third and final phase in its latest ‘Better Health’ initiative – to support the nations’ mental health and wellbeing.
By answering five simple questions, adults will receive a free NHS-approved ‘Mind Plan’, which is a personalised action plan that has tips on how to boost their mood; sleep better; deal with stress, anxiety and job and money worries; and feel more in control, according to PHE.
The launch comes as a new survey commissioned by PHE found almost half (49 per cent) of people have felt that the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health and wellbeing. A significant proportion of those surveyed said they had been experiencing more anxiety (46 per cent), low mood (46 per cent), stress (44 per cent) and sleep problems (34 per cent) throughout the pandemic.
“Stress, anxiety and worry are very natural feelings in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak, and looking after our mental wellbeing has never been more important,” said Clare Perkins, director of the Mental Health Programme at PHE. “The good news is that our Every Mind Matters Covid-19 resources have lots of excellent practical tips and advice.”
Viatris has created this short video based on a publication reviewing global research into the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health. It identifies six areas where psychiatrists can play a role in supporting people's mental health through these difficult times.
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