A recent poll has revealed that the impact of the lockdown on our mental health may cause long term concern (Mental Health Foundation, 2020). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, as a charity we have worked hard to stay connected to our participants and young people, to prevent further isolation which could have a negative impact on their mental health. We collaborated with some of our business members to deliver a variety of sessions:
- Online Zumba Sessions
- One to one catch ups
- Regular fun activities online (etc. Online quiz)
- Online Meditation Sessions
- Cooking sessions
The above activities are just a small list of what we have been doing to ensure our young people and participants are connected.
Mental Health Foundation (2020) 'Millions of UK adults have felt panicked, afraid and unprepared as a result of the coronavirus pandemic - new poll data reveal impact on mental health,' Retrieved on 15th May 2020, [Online] https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/millions-uk-adults-have-felt-panicked-afraid-and-unprepared-result-coronavirus-pandemic-new