Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. I’m sure most of us know what this is like. Burnouts can look like little to no motivation, insomnia, amplified anxiety, exhaustion and feeling emotionally overwhelmed. Of course, these signs can change for everyone, but it is always useful to be able to recognise the signs, not only in yourself, but in your friends too. This is a very difficult time for everyone anyway and the rate of depression cases in UK adults has increased from 9.7% pre-pandemic to 19.2% as of June 2020. So, it is more important than ever to check in on your friends and family. Even if there is not much you can do, just letting them know that you are there for them and that they can lean on you sometimes is all they need.