Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Stress Awareness Week 2020: Where in the UK has people’s mental health improved during Covid-19?

We’ve all had to rework our day-to-day lives to accommodate the pandemic. For that reason, Rovva carried out a survey to find out exactly how happy people are with their new ‘normal’ and if it has had an impact on their mental health.

The research of 1000 UK adults revealed that 33% of people felt their mental health has improved as a result of the change to their routines.

The five cities that have seen the most improvement in their overall mental health:











There are many factors that will influence the improvement of people’s mental health.

In fact 79% of respondents are happy with their new routine since the pandemic, whilst 80% said they feel just as productive as they did before coronavirus; but it’s not just the UK’s working life that has improved.

63% of people also said that their perspective on life and what is important to them has changed, and over half of them said they’ll try to keep their new habits in the following months.

Whilst at the beginning of the pandemic forced us apart physically, taking a toll on our mental health, 75% of those surveyed said they actually see just as much or more of their family and friends now!

Using this data, Rovva also created a ‘Happiness Calculator’ so that you can see how your schedule differs to others, helping you to identify where you can begin to make small changes to improve your daily routine!

Jon Abrahams from Rovva, said: “We wanted to find out how much people’s routine has changed and if there are any elements of our new lifestyle that we’d like to keep after the pandemic has passed. 

“It’s great to see that people found a way to amend their routines and we thought it’d be fun to allow everyone to check how their routine compares to the nation’s one.”