World Mental Health Day 2020 Quiz!

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought great disruptions and immense challenges across the globe. There have been major changes to the way we live our day to day lives from going to work or school or even socialising with friends and family. These changes are having and will continue to have a considerable impact on our mental health and wellbeing. It is important that we take the time to reflect on the impacts of the pandemic but also ensure we are supporting everyone in this transition, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Children and young people across the UK have had their lives turned upside down by the pandemic. There have been drastic changes to their education, social life, day-to-day structure and routine to name a few, whilst at the same time having to process the global pandemic and possibly processing traumatic experiences that may have occurred during the lockdown period.

Right now we need to be supported not ignored. – Young Person

It is vital that we continue to support and develop children and young people’s mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience to support them through such unprecedented and uncertain times.

World Mental Health Day, on Saturday 10th October, provides an opportunity to raise and celebrate awareness of mental health for the global community but also an opportunity to support those around you, whether that be a virtual “Tea and Talk”, a great way to come together during this difficult time, or whether it is about joining the movement itself.

To help us understand the importance of mental health awareness and World Mental Health Day, we have collated a quiz below showcasing some statistics of how the virus has impacted children and young people’s mental health in the UK.

 

Take the quiz!

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 has been announced as:

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According to a survey conducted by Young Minds between June and July this year, what percentage of young people agreed that the coronavirus pandemic has made their mental health worse?

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What percentage of young people respondents agreed that they had felt lonely or isolated during the lockdown period?

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What percentage of young people respondents who were receiving mental health support before the crisis said they were no longer able to access support but still needed it?

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What percentage of young people respondents who were not looking for support said they were struggling with their mental health?

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True or false: according to a UK-based study, children (aged 13-24) of key workers have experienced greater levels of COVID-19 anxiety and trauma?

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In a survey of nearly 1000 young carers in the UK, how many respondents have suffered worsened mental health during the pandemic?

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What are the barriers when it comes to young people looking for support during the lockdown?

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It’s vital we continue to raise awareness and support the development of wellbeing and resilience in our children and young people in order to support them moving forward and to somewhat minimize the lasting impacts of the pandemic. Take a look at the organisations below and the support we can offer at The Mighty Creatives.

For more information on World Mental Health Day and on how you can support click here.

Want to read the report from Young Minds survey? Click here.

If you’re looking for further support there are a number of organisations who can help, including but not limited to the following:

  • NSPCC – The UK’s Children’s Charity
  • Young Mind’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Charity
  • Mind– The UK’s Mental Health Charity

Support at The Mighty Creatives

If you work in a school in the East Midlands, we are inviting you to join us and Education Consultant Tamba Roy for a CPD session exploring how we can develop students’ wellbeing and resilience called ‘Stronger than I Thought’.

The 2 hour and 15 minute long workshop will be delivered via Zoom and will take place on Wednesday 4th November from 16:00-18:15. For more information and to book, click here. Tickets are FREE for Creative Schools Network members and £20.00 for non-members.

Not a member of the network but would like to join? You can do so for free! Click the ‘join now’ button below!

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