The countdown is on – five days to go before we mark World Mental Health Day.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but this Saturday – October 10 - is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own well-being.

World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. That is why this year we want to bring everyone together to mark the day by each doing one thing for better mental health.

Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times and sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start.


Take the opportunity this World Mental Health Day to find out more about how you can start with one thing.

Of more than 16,000 people - research by Mind showed more than half of adults, (60%), and more than two thirds of young people (68%), said their mental health has got worse during the Covid-19 government lockdown response.

We know many have developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have increased in their severity.

Here at Northamptonshire Mind, we want you to #DoOneThing to help your mental health and well-being – maybe taking a walk, relaxing with a book, listening to some music or walking your dog.

You can also see our Facebook and Twitter pages where we will be coming up with tips and advice throughout the week.

We would also love to run some small videos – just 30 seconds or so – where you can share your #DoOneThing activities. We will be adding some of our own too.

If you would like to part in our #Doonething campaign please send any videos to

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