On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic for the new COVID-19 virus also known as coronavirus. An illness that can affect the lungs and airways. A large number of people have been significantly affected by this illness.
Our world since then has been grieving. We are all experiencing an unprecedented health and economic crisis worldwide, and this is affecting our mental health and well being.
The role of professional therapists is now more important than ever as people come to terms with mental health impact of illness, bereavement, isolation, insecurity, changing work and family circumstances, and the general anxiety at such an uncertain time.
Self-isolation and social distancing has also impacted on our mental health. Our therapist have all had additional training around how to manage anxiety; how to cope with working from home and dealing with loneliness and social distancing.