Supporting someone during Covid-19
Checking in on your family, friends and colleagues during the coronavirus outbreak is more important than ever.
Sometimes we say we’re fine when we’re not. That simple act of asking again – ‘Are you sure you’re ok?’ – shows a genuine willingness to talk and listen, and can make all the difference.
1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem in any year. And worryingly, the current restrictions on our lives mean men are missing out on support from those around them. So if a mate says he’s fine, he might not be. A second ‘how are you?’ can make all the difference.
New research shows that 45% of men say they feel more isolated than ever, despite technology providing opportunities to catch up with friends. And with lockdown restrictions set to continue for weeks ahead, getting our message out is more important than ever.
We need you to show the people in your world that with fewer chances to meet up during lockdown, they can reach out to their mates with a text, a meme or a call.