More than 16,000 of you told us how the pandemic has affected your mental health in our research. The findings are clear. Prioritising mental health has never been more critical. Many of us are experiencing problems for the first time and those of us who were already struggling are finding things even harder. Our health and social care services are and will continue to be under pressure like never before. The devasting loss of life, the impact of lockdown, and the inevitable recession will have deep and lasting consequences on all our lives. Those in power can make the right choices to make sure the society that comes after the pandemic is kinder, fairer and safer. This can only be achieved if the UK Government meets our five tests:
Now more than ever the nation’s mental health needs protecting.
16,000 of you shared your coronavirus experience in our research. Find out the results.
Find out more about each of the five tests that we're asking the government to meet.
Send our five tests postcard to your MP to ask them to support our campaign.
Vicki Nash, our Head of Policy and Campaigns, explains why it is so important, now more than ever, for the government to focus on the nation's mental health.
Read our full report outlining all of the five tests.
You can get in touch with our Policy and Campaigns team at [email protected] or find out more about our fives tests for the UK government in our report. You can also sign-up to be a campaigner and receive emails on how you can get involved in this work.
If you're looking for support with your mental health, take a look at our coronavirus information hub.