We are facing a mental health crisis and low-pay workers are being hit hardest

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has hit the mental health of the poorest workers the hardest, a study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, found that lower-paid workers have borne the brunt of job and income losses during the pandemic. This has led to a larger impact on their mental health. Of people experiencing economic consequences of coronavirus, lower-paid workers were twice as likely to report depression and health anxiety. Doctor Dirk Witteveen, co-author of the study, said: The economic burden of the COVID-19 lockdown disproportionately fell on the shoulders of workers in lower prestige-ranked jobs – those with lower-pay and lower-skill. They were confronted…

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‘Schools aren’t always able to support young people.’ Charity launches inquiry into mental health in education.

Mental health charity Mind has launched an inquiry into how secondary schools support young people with mental health problems. The inquiry, ‘Educating Mental Health’, encourages young people, parents, and staff to speak out about their experience with mental health support in schools. The charity warned that going back to school with little support could have serious long-term effects on young people’s mental health. Vicki Nash, head of policy and campaigns at Mind, said: The pandemic has already had a devastating impact on the lives of millions of children in England and Wales. It’s good that for many, a return to school may mark something of a return to…

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Mental health data and analysis: a guide for health professionals

Public Health England (PHE) brings together and analyses data on mental health conditions from across the health and care system, and produces resources to help improve services and outcomes. This guidance is written for commissioners, public health professionals and others involved in the local planning and provision of services that support people with mental health conditions. It should support them to use these resources to make or influence decisions about local services. PHE has created mental health profiling tools and guidance to help commissioners and other health professionals understand the mental health needs and services in their local area. The tools bring together a wide range of publicly…

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COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Published 29 March 2020 Last updated 14 September 2020 + show all updates 14 September 2020Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 4 August 2020Added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 25 June 2020Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. 16 June 2020Added guidance on support bubbles. 21 April 2020Updated guidance. 30 March 2020Added easy-read guide. 29 March 2020First published. Source link

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COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Published 29 March 2020 Last updated 14 September 2020 + show all updates 14 September 2020Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 4 August 2020Added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 25 June 2020Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. 16 June 2020Added guidance on support bubbles. 31 March 2020Added easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body. 29 March 2020First published. Source link

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COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: Spotlights

Public Health England are working with partners so that policy relevant findings are published in time for relevant Spotlights. Where evidence permits, Spotlights will be published for each of the protected characteristics (under the 2010 Equalities Act). Spotlights will also be published for ongoing policy priorities, such as deprivation. Source link

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COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report

This report is about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes up-to-date information to inform policy, planning and commissioning in health and social care. It is designed to assist stakeholders at national and local level, in both government and non-government sectors. The report is regularly updated with the most recent information available. It is a large report split into chapters to enable users to go directly to the section(s) of most interest. It follows a standard structure, to enable regular and easy use. A new spotlight section describing a different aspect of inequality will be added regularly, but the old spotlights will…

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