International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

Here at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, we want to help people to access crucial services.  

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in some way. In England, we are in lockdown and we are experiencing the challenges that this brings. Lockdown and social isolation inevitably has an impact on our mental and emotional wellbeing.  

On International Women’s Day (March 8th 2021) its important that we talk about the impact that the pandemic has had on women whether as a result of domestic abuse or specific mental health problems.  

Domestic abuse has worsened during the pandemic – and trauma and related anxieties can have a huge impact on mental health. Refuge supports women and children who have experienced domestic violence and they protect themDuring the pandemic they have seen a 700% increase in the number of visits to their helpline website (from 26,320 to 210,620). (ONS, 2021) 

In a recent survey Women’s Aid reported that over half of respondents who had experienced abuse in the past, said that the pandemic had triggered memories of abuse and affected their mental health. (A Perfect Storm for details, August 2020) source: womensaid.org.uk. 

No-one should have to face mental health difficultiealone.  

If you need help with your mental health you can access our services here at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind 

 

For support concerning domestic violence or abuse you can contact RefugeSafeline or Coventry Women’s Partnership