Coronavirus and mental health
"It’s so good and really reassuring to know that Lloyds Banking Group does genuinely care for its colleagues’ mental wellbeing. Headspace is just one support tool of many, but for me has been the biggest support tool of all."
Lloyds Banking Group colleague
The issue of mental health has become more prominent in recent years, and even more so during 2020 as concern grows about the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people’s wellbeing.
Along with obvious anxiety about the virus itself and families being affected by illness and bereavement, the impact on everyone’s daily lives has been unprecedented. During lockdown people were unable to attend work or places of education, socialise or do any of their usual activities, resulting in social isolation for some and relationship problems for others.
Enforced home working for many, despite having some obvious benefits, has resulted in the blurring of boundaries between work and home – made even harder for many by children being at home. And while many people were furloughed others had to manage increased workloads, leading to stress and burnout.