Self-reported mental health is strong, with the highest proportion of people feeling positive since the beginning of 2022. In fact, the last time this many people reported positive mental health was just before Christmas and before that, at the end of last summer.
Stress due to the pandemic has continued to decline, matching levels last seen in the summer of 2021.
Despite improved mental health and reduced stress, outlook for the coming weeks remains steady with half of residents thinking things will remain the same.
Claimed public mask-wearing remains prevalent. Tied to this, equal proportions have either mentally moved on from COVID or remain concerned about the pandemic.
On the positive side, residents document many inspiring and heart-warming stories during their pandemic trials. These experiences can be bottled up into the following themes:
Some quotables include…