BMA report

The impact of COVID-19 on mental health in England

Our paper outlines the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on population mental health and calls for improvements to mental health services to ensure they can respond to needs of the population.

Location: England
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Wednesday 8 July 2020
Topics: Public health, COVID 19
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What you will get from this report

  • Analysis of the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on population mental health and mental health services.
  • Recommendations for improving mental health services to ensure they can respond to the mental health needs of the population.

 

Key asks

  • We want to see action from government to properly fund and equip services for the anticipated increase in demand, and to make access easier for anyone who needs it.
  • We also want to see preventative measures better prioritised to look after the mental health of the public and health workforce alike.
Topics
  • Funding
  • Access
  • Workforce
  • Prevention