8: COVID-19, the pandemic and depression

8: COVID-19, the pandemic and depression

In this episode we are lucky to be Joined By Dr Alison Chalu consultant Psychiatrist and we discuss, depression and anxiety and the effect of the pandemic and lockdown. At any one time, one in 10 of us will be depressed. Over a lifetime 1 in 5 will be affected by depression. The lockdown and the pandemic are having a significant impact on the mental health of people as well as the way that the medical services are helping those people. I you are affected by the issues coved in todays show please don’t suffer in silence, get in touch with your family doctor. Some useful links are below: Some useful links: The charity for mental health Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/ The Samaritans – a charity supporting people in crisis https://www.samaritans.org/ The Stay Alive app : https://www.stayalive.app/  Please do get in touch and review our podcasts we want to grow and get better and we can only do that with your support – share with your friends

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