13th October 2020
World Mental Health Day and Mental Health in Family Matters
World Mental Health Day began in 1992 and is celebrated on the 10th of October every year. It was started as a way of raising awareness and reducing the stigma around mental health and is now a widely recognised international day.
This year’s event has had a particular significance due to the additional stresses that many people are under due to the current pandemic. In fact, 49% of the UK population reported feelings of anxiety or worry during the lockdown and more than one in five said that they felt lonely.
The pandemic is also exaggerating other already stressful situations such as divorce proceedings. Dealing with a divorce or separation throughout this period can be exceptionally hard while juggling lockdown and other implications.
Our legal advisers try to help where we can to ease the pressure. By encouraging open communication and conversation with clients, we can accommodate our service to be sensitive to any specific needs. We also try to ease the pressure of divorce proceedings through guided legal support and advice where possible.
If you are undertaking a divorce or separation and require legal support, don’t hesitate to get in touch: https://www.sweeneymiller.co.uk/legal-services-individuals/family-law