Women’s Health Week: Mental wellbeing among women
Thursday, 29 October · 1 min read

Concerns around mental wellbeing have risen this year, but added burdens around work, childcare and the blurring of work/life boundaries as a result of recent restrictions have had an even greater impact on women.

For example, a recent report in the UK stated that women are 43% more likely than men to be working more hours than they did before the coronavirus pandemic began.

The report also found that women who have additional responsibilities around childcare or caregiving are more likely to have experienced mental distress.

Have you found it harder to cope in recent months as a result of added pressures around work, family life or finances, or even greater uncertainty?

If so, there are steps you can take to help you:

  • deal with circumstances that feel outside your control
  • ease your stress levels
  • face uncertainty with more confidence

Read our tips below for advice on making this happen.

Quote of the day

Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.

Matt Haig, writer

How to cope with uncertainty and added pressures