Together, let’s fight for mental health
The coronavirus pandemic left a deep scar on the mental health of hundreds of thousands across Hull and East Yorkshire. The terrible loss of life, the impact of lockdown and unprecedented isolation left many of us struggling to cope. People who were already experiencing poor mental health struggled more than ever before.
But as the world around us became unrecognisable, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and the local community fought like never before. We made sure the pandemic’s impact on mental health was not ignored and did everything in our power to help.
Why now is the time to fight for mental health
We were already facing a mental health emergency before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Then rates of depression doubled during lockdown and the pandemic created a whole new level of anxiety, isolation and grief. From the very beginning – we continued to be there for people when they needed us most.
This is why we must continue to fight:
● Two thirds of adults and more than two thirds of young people say their mental health has got worse since the first lockdown.
● One in four adults will experience a mental health problem each year.
● In 2017, one in ten young people had a mental health problem. By 2020, it was one in six.
● Children and adults in low income families are between two and three times more likely to experience mental health problems than those in high income families.