November 3, 2020

Are we doing enough to help those who may be experiencing mental health issues with regards the on-going pandemic?

Alex Craig

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Short StoryPottering, 2020

Doctors are seeing a significant rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, due to the on going Covid pandemic. There are predictions that the recent rise will mean demand actually outstrips pre-coronavirus levels – perhaps by as much as 20%. The NHS Confederation said those who needed help should come forward. But the group, which represents health and care leaders, said in a report that mental services required “intensive support and investment” in order to continue to be able to help those who needed it. Are we doing enough to help those who may be experiencing mental health issues with regards the on-going pandemic?