Mental health pandemic

During these uncertain times this can have a huge impact on people's mental health and wellbeing. Mental health services were already at breaking point before the pandemic, waiting times as long as two years to see a psychiatrist or psychologist. How much funding will be made extra to mental health services once this pandemic of covid-19 is over. As this may take people years to recover from.

Why the contribution is important

To reduce the risk of suicide and to prevent people waiting long periods of time without help or support.

by Vmackie97 on May 10, 2020 at 09:16PM

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Comments

  • Posted by LauraMac May 10, 2020 at 21:31

    I completely agree. Mental health is as important as physical health and affects every aspect of life. It seems like the blunt instrument of number of 'Covid-19 deaths' is taking precedence over everything although resulting mental health effects may be more far reaching and longer lasting. There are those who were receiving treatment and support who have suddenly found those channels reduced or cut off to those 'muddling through' finding themselves in crisis to those who have never considered themselves to be susceptible to mental health problems now struggling. Quality of life is as important or more so than quantity of life.
  • Posted by Rachel_T1502 May 10, 2020 at 22:26

    I agree, think more emphasis needs to be placed on mental health in decision making processes
  • Posted by Bec May 11, 2020 at 08:19

    People will need proper, professional support urgently and mental health services need to be properly resourced and funded. Up to 2 years waiting time to see a clinical psychologist is ridiculous. It takes 3 years of postdoctoral training to qualify, there's not going to be a quick fix, which is why more training places need to be funded urgently.
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