Brussels, 04 May 2020 – Physical distancing, worry and loneliness can take a toll on mental health. Research shows that the emotional impact of isolation, disruption of daily routines and the withdrawal of physical affection can have long-term effects on mental wellbeing. As Covid-19 sparks concerns over an increase in poor mental health, now more than ever it’s important to come together, start conversations, support each other and plan action for the aftermath of the crisis.
Mental Health Europe is hosting the first European Mental Health Week, starting 4 May until 10 May, with a strong message ‘Together We Can Make It’ to promote community, solidarity and hope. The European Mental Health Week will shine a spotlight on the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and inspire action in response to the spike in poor mental health since the Covid-19 outbreak.