One in 10 Brits struggle to cope with life challenges due to Covid-19

To mark National Stress Awareness Day, new research has revealed that one in 10 Brits (11%) feel less able to cope with life challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

More than a fifth of Brits (22%) find it difficult, stressful or time-consuming to find help, and sadly, a further four in 10 have delayed or completely given up searching for help because of the added stress it brought, discovered a survey of 2,000 UK adults by not-for-profit website My Pickle.

More than a third (38%) of people that have faced a life challenge have gone online to search for information, advice or support, found the report, highlighting the need for effective digital resources for people dealing with life challenges. For example, check out our helpful guide to the seven places you can turn to for mental health support.

“It can be really difficult to find help online. I’ve been there so many times before, spending, sometimes days, trawling useless results and getting dragged down rabbit holes,” said Cat Divers, founder of My Pickle.

“I know how hard it can be to find help when facing life’s toughest challenges and the massive difference it can make just by being pointed in the right direction.”

It’s important that you make your mental health a priority during the Covid-19 pandemic, and these eight tools will help you and your therapy team manage your stress and anxiety during this time of uncertainty.

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