Relationships we have with other people make up an essential part of our lives. Research published by the Mental Health Foundation shows people who have stronger connections to loved ones, friends and family tend to be happier, have fewer mental health problems, are physically healthier and live longer. Happier relationships also contribute to lower stress levels and living in conflict or within a toxic relationship is more damaging than being alone.
Evidence from the State of the Nation report indicated that 23% of adults reported being severely impaired in their ability to form and maintain close relationships with others, including those they live with. In 2020, relationship issues rose 270%. Therefore, it is now more important then ever to speak up, reach out for help and know you are not alone in this.
If you're worried about your relationship and how it's making you feel, there is support available.
Speak to a member of the Keeping Well in South East London team by opening the chatbox, and they will be able to answer any questions you may have.