Before the pandemic, statistics showed that up to 50% with Parkinson’s will suffer from anxiety or depression at some point during their illness. Alongside this, we know that many people have developed new mental health problems as a result of the lockdown and isolation and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have gotten worse.
Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. So, this year, to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Parkinson’s Care and Support UK want you all to do or share something positivity today.
Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times, but today we are asking you to take time out for yourself. Whether it’s going for a walk, doing something creative, or practising some mindfulness or reaching out to someone else; take time for you this World Mental Health Day.