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. This has significantly affected a large number of people.
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 counsellors and therapists are now more important than ever. People across the world are coming to terms with mental health impact of the 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.