I was in my office and planning my week as usual when the UK Government introduced their key message, 'stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives'.
The severity of the situation, and how it will impact on local Mind mental health services in Wales, really hit home. Tensions were building, staff were becoming concerned and people were feeling stressed, anxious and angry.
People using our services were concerned about their appointments and talking treatments. In our local high street, I saw people panic buying sanitizers, paracetamol and toilet roll; which had all suddenly become essential commodities, and the mood in our community was changing.Read more on mind.org.uk