On 23 March prime minister Boris Johnson implemented a nationwide UK lockdown, which saw people confined to their homes.
Although the restrictions have eased since then, many people will have spent weeks at home – and are still unable to meet friends and family.
A long period of isolation may well have been a necessary measure to protect public health against Covid-19 but it has been acknowledged that it could also have a detrimental impact on people’s mental health.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a mental health guide for people who are self-isolating saying: “This time of crisis is generating stress in the population.”
So what should you do if your mental health is suffering during self-isolation; are there ways to ensure you safeguard your emotional and mental wellbeing during a