Oct 8, 2021
How are wellness-focused Britons practicing self-care?

The COVID-19 pandemic plunged Britain into a mental health crisis. With depression on the rise and a health system under pressure, what have people been doing to manage their emotional and mental wellbeing? Canvas8 spoke to eight individuals from across the UK to find out.

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The global outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 prompted an international mental health crisis, with research from the World Health Organization revealing that critical mental health services were either disrupted or halted in 93% of countries worldwide. [1] In the UK specifically, mental health issues have represented the most common medical complaint among employees since 2019, with over a third feeling that their mental health has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. [2]