Findings from our annual Public Perceptions Survey were used in the media for Mental Health Awareness Week.

We shared statistics exclusively with Metro on the impact of the pandemic on the sleeping patterns of people in the UK.

Our study revealed that 48% of the UK population said their sleeping patterns have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

The most common reasons for the pandemic negatively impacting sleep patterns were worries and concerns stopping them from falling asleep (46%), suffering from insomnia (45%) while 40% found spending more time at home or in their bedroom meant that they struggled sleeping.

We also shared some of our statistics with Network Rail for their Brighter Journeys campaign for Mental Health Awareness Week, which aims to make stations feel lighter and happier for passengers returning to the railway since the lifting of Covid restrictions.

Our figures that 70% of UK adults say their mental health has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, while nearly a fifth (19%) describe their mental health as poor were used in their press release, which was used in more than 40 articles including the Times, Mail Online, and the Independent.

Zoe Aston contributed to an article in Elle magazine examining how young women are self-diagnosing personality disorders thanks to the social media platform Tik Tok.

Hannah Beckett-Pratt discussed with Natural Health a so-called vulnerability hangover, the feelings of anxiety and regret that can follow sharing too much with people.

Abby Rawlinson talked to Waitrose Health magazine about imposter syndrome  and offered advice to overcome self-doubt.

Abby also spoke to Stylist magazine for features on people-pleasing and people’s emotions as we emerge from the pandemic.

And Ruth Micallef spoke to Stylist magazine about the line between running for stress relief and running to escape dealing with their emotions.