Healthwatch Slough conducted an online survey to investigate how their local population coped with their mental health and wellbeing during lockdown, where people were going for help and support and if there were any obvious gaps in service provision. They received 132 responses.
In general, people reported feeling the negative impact of isolation, loneliness, infection fears, frustration, boredom, inadequate information and financial loss on anxiety levels leading to increased anxiety and depressed emotions.
Three quarters had contacted someone for help and support for their mental health during the Covid-19 crisis. Nearly three quarters reported that since Covid-19 started that their mental health/wellbeing had been affected. The report looks at how staying at home during lockdown made people feel.
The report contains four recommendations about access to mental health services; well-being calls and access to activities to promote wellbeing.
Mental Health and Wellbeing of individuals during Covid-19 Outbreak
Date of publication
Wednesday, 6 January, 2021
Date evidence capture began
Tuesday, 1 September, 2020
Date evidence capture finished
Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Lifestyle and wellbeing
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