Monday, March 29, 2021

Restoring the nation's mental health

One of the things which has taken a battering from the pandemic and from successive lockdowns is the nation's mental health.

So I was pleased to see that the government has announced a new Mental Health Recovery Action Plan backed by £500 million, expanding mental health services to ensure everyone is able to access the support they need.

  • As we recover from the pandemic, we need to respond to the impact it has had on many people’s mental health and wellbeing, especially frontline staff, young people and other groups that have been most affected.
     
  • The Mental Health Recovery Action Plan is backed by £500 million of funding and includes new, targeted initiatives to help those most affected by the pandemic as well as a boost to existing NHS services, supporting 1.6 million people with their mental health this year.
     
  • This plan will ensure that everyone will be able to access the mental health support they need as we build back better from the pandemic.

2 comments:

Jim said...

again, no.

The govenment with their pointless lockdowns causing more trouble than they solve are directly to blame for the impact on mental health.

Chris Whiteside said...

I specifically acknowledged in the very first line of my post that lockdowns have had an impact on mental health.

But they are not pointless. They are designed to save lives. If we had not had lockdowns everyone in the country would have caught the disease and instead of a body count of 125,000 premature deaths we would have suffered more like half a million.