The platform has launched to offer support for those struggling to cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
Holler It is a brand new wellbeing service for businesses to support customers and employees facing mental and emotional health issues. Launched by Lily Gupta, it comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned of an “upsurge in the number and severity of mental illness” in the aftermath of the global lockdown.
Holler It’s unique confidential service provides immediate 24 hour telephone and online provision for people struggling to cope with stress and anxiety. Expert signposting and support on a whole range of issues including debt, finances, relationships, legal and family matters are available as well as the impact of COVID-19.
UK mental health charities are also reporting an unprecedented level of demand on their resources, especially from the LGBTQI community.
Lily said: “The mental health and wellbeing of people has been severely impacted by the pandemic. There are reports that it has significantly impacted people from the LGBTQ community too.
“Increased worries surrounding job security, finances, exposure to the deadly disease and isolation have caused overwhelming levels of stress and anxiety. It is getting worse as people are now faced with returning to work, or sending their children to school, amongst other issues.
“People face mental health challenges every day, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation for millions. Mental Health Awareness Week is a time to reflect on the difficulties that might come up for some.
“This is the right time to launch Holler It. We are calling on businesses to engage and use our services so that together we can start to improve the mental and emotional health of Britain. It is time for businesses to give back to their customers – and support them in a meaningful way. Holler it believes in supporting businesses to support customers”.