A recent study by the Mental Health Foundation showed that almost a quarter of UK adults living in lockdown felt lonely – raising concerns about the risk to our long-term mental health.
We offer mental health support to Freemasons and their family members over the age of 17 who are experiencing low mood, symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress or other conditions affecting their mental wellbeing.
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The study showed that 44 per cent of young adults aged 18 – 24 years old were most affected by loneliness, and those aged 25 – 34 were the second most affected group, with 35 per cent saying they felt lonely as a result of the pandemic.
One in six people aged 55 and over also felt lonely as a direct result of the coronavirus crisis.
The University of Sheffield also reported a spike in anxiety and depression in those surveyed; 38 per cent of people reported feelings of depression compared to 16 per cent prior to lockdown.
Do you need support with your mental health?
If counselling sessions are deemed inappropriate following a telephone assessment by the assessor, we may be able to consider alternative support, as advised, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Get in touch for support
Contact: David Dey
Provincial Grand Charity Steward