Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

12 August 2020 – BBC News

The NHS Confederation has observed that doctors have seen a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties during the pandemic.

This follows over a 30% drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic.

There are predictions that the recent rise will mean demand actually outstrips pre-coronavirus levels – even by as much as 20%.


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