The coronavirus pandemic has caused a mental heath emergency. As part of a major coalition of over 50 voluntary and social sector organisations, we're calling on the government to urgently establish a Mental Health Renewal plan in response to Covid-19. No one organisation, agency or government department can provide the solutions to the enormous challenge facing us. We must work together to put mental health truly at the heart of the new normal.
More than 16,000 of you told us how the pandemic has affected your mental health through our research. The findings are clear. Prioritizing mental health has never been more critical. We're asking the government to meet our five tests to protect our nation's mental health now and in the future.