Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the UK government has failed to properly address the issues surrounding people’s mental health. There has been no impact assessment published for public viewing which makes it highly unlikely that a mental health impact assessment has ever been written.
This is outrageous as more and more people are suffering with their mental health for reasons brought on by relentless restrictions and lockdowns for the past 10 months. I understand these measures have been put into place for our own good and to keep us safe from the virus, but our mental health must be cared for as much as our physical health otherwise the death toll will continue to rise throughout this pandemic, not from Covid-19 but from suicides.
The time is now for the UK government to take notice and make an effort to put sufficient resources and funding in place to help save people’s mental health and ultimately people’s lives.