The findings from two major surveys that we’ve carried out this year continue to make headlines in the media.
Our member Anthony Davis spoke to The Voice about some of the findings in our inaugural Mindometer report, which surveyed almost 5,000 of our members on the immediate and future impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s mental health.
Anthony discussed rises in cases of racial trauma and LGTQ+ isolation among Black African and Caribbean communities.
He said: “In regard to my male clients, specifically African and Caribbean men, there has been an increase of referrals due to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and triggered racialised trauma.
“The LGBTQ+ community has further experienced difficulties during the pandemic due to social media fatigue, having to move in with families or to hometowns that are not accepting of their sexuality, and social isolation from limited interaction with others.”
Our members discussing the findings of the Mindometer report in the media and the value of counselling have now reached more than 7.5 million people
And findings from our wide-ranging annual Public Perception Survey were used by the i website and Yahoo! in articles examining the rise in climate anxiety.
Our member Louise Tyler discussed the impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health with Cardiff TV.
Caroline Plumer discussed deep listening with Stylist and how to use the technique to have more constructive arguments and to be more open-minded.
Nicola Birago contributed to an anti-racist guide to dating in Cosmopolitan magazine.
Meanwhile, our Vice President Luciana Berger discussed her work around mental health on the national radio programme talkRadio with Rob Rinder.