There's a good number of fantastic local organisations who are able and willing to help and support people who are experiencing mental health challenges.
"There's lots of great work going on locally to help people through mental health challenges".
The council's public health team have recently invested over £42,000 on mental health resources to help support people through and beyond the pandemic.
The government has published advice for supporting children's mental health.
Meanwhile, a survey by health insurer Aon found 79% of employers had enhanced or further promoted their employee assistance programmes since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, while 73% had offered staff flexible working hours and 87% had increased communications from senior leaders.
It also says many young people receiving mental-health treatment before the crisis are now receiving "reduced support or no support at all" and others - who would not previously have met the threshold for mental-health support - are likely to require it.
Take care of your own mental health tooThe Island's mental health services provider, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, agrees with the message and has added that while showing kindness to others, people should do not forget to take care of their own mental health as well.
The charity recommended government departments apply a measurable, values-based "kindness test" to current and new policies to ensure they are informed by kindness, equality, dignity and respect.
"That's why, particularly at the moment, we need to make sure that we, our friends and our family look after our mental health as much as possible".
Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, and the charity is hoping the digital tool will provide a safe space for industry professionals, allowing them to express their thoughts and concerns openly and anonymously.
Thirty organisations have written to the prime minister, urging ministers to take steps to reduce the impact of coronavirus on the mental health of the young - "both now and in the future".
"I think what's really important is that individuals be patient with yourself and be kind with yourself", Fried says.
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week Simon Fell, the MP for Barrow and Furness, has produced a mental health guide with a directory of local mental health support services in Barrow and Furness.
"Employers have a duty of care to support the many people continuing to work from home, and to help those transitioning back to physical workplaces and protect psychological safety as they do", he said. "It is therefore vital that we continue to support our communities with any information and quick access to a range of services and support they may need to keep themselves safer, happier and healthier".