Mental health during the pandemic

According to mental health charity Mind's analysis of NHS Digital figures, numbers for urgent and emergency referrals of people in crisis increased by 15% between March and July.  Read more.

The NHS has launched a new 'Help Us Help You' campaign in response to rising mental health needs.

"Although mental health services have been running throughout the pandemic there was a marked dip in referrals despite evidence that coronavirus is making problems more common.

Now a new NHS campaign will encourage anyone suffering from anxiety, depression or other issues to come forward for assessment and treatment.

NHS talking therapies, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), are a confidential service ran by fully trained experts.

People can access the service by visiting their GP or refer themselves online." Read more.

You can follow recent data on mental health during the pandemic in the MARCH Network's Covid Social Study.