mental health

How the pandemic has left millions needing mental health support

Covid-19 has caused uncertainty in many areas of our lives, from health and relationships to finances and job security. There are hundreds of factors that have changed within people’s lives during the pandemic that have left society struggling to cope mentally.

With over 1.6 million people currently on the waiting list for mental health support and a further eight million not even making it onto the list at all, the country has reached a mental health crisis.

With a lack of funding into the sector despite the governments bid to invest £5 million into suicide prevention and investing pockets of funding throughout the pandemic, professionals say that there is still not enough being done to help tackle the ever-growing mental health emergency.

You can read the full article here: Investing in community services by Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind

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