Clinical psychologist, Dr Juliet Arulgnanaseelan, has joined BBC Asian Network's radio presenters to give her tips for looking after mental health and dealing with lockdown in Tamil to help provide much needed support to the community.
Talking about mental health can often be taboo in the Asian community. BBC Asian Network has been trying to encourage Asian communities to think about their wellbeing during lockdown. The radio station's presenters have been sharing how they've been getting through lockdown in English and in five South Asian languages: Urdu, Sylheti/Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil and Gujarati.
There are concerns that the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on peoples' mental health, fuelling feelings of loneliness and anxiety. The proportion of adults showing symptoms of depression has almost doubled since the start of the pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics. Some communities are feeling the impact more than others. According to Public Health England, men of Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani descent, as well as white British men, reported a significant decline in their mental health.
Juliet's video with English subtitles can be viewed below: