Healthwatch Tameside carried out a survey to look at the impact of the pandemic on people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. They wanted to know how people were feeling as the lockdown restrictions eased.
The survey responses showed that although lockdown had ended and restrictions were eased, people’s mental and emotional wellbeing were still affected by COVID-19. Many of these people have not asked for help. They heard about the impact of COVID-19, not just on mental and emotional wellbeing, but on people’s physical health too.
The survey also showed what was important to people, and what would help them to feel better. It showed the importance of being in contact with other people, especially friends and family. People valued being able to go out, visit places, and take part in activities. Some people said they may need counselling.
Healthwatch Tameside have recommended that services need to be able to provide care without a long waiting list, and alternative types of support should be considered.
Mental and emotional wellbeing report
Date of publication
Tuesday, 14 December, 2021
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Lifestyle and wellbeing
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