Today is WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY. This comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for the essential workers, going to work with the possibility of contracting COVID-19 and carrying it to their households; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, while anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty. Also for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. In addition this also affects managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Put simply, this is an opportunity to show you care.

Start a conversation with someone you are worried about, or share a message of hope with someone who is struggling, or reach out to someone who has lost a loved one and ask how they are doing, or formulate a positive message of support to your employees about resources available to them in the workplace.