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Health inequalities: Mental health

Explore case studies from councils and how the pandemic has impacted people's mental health. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.

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Globally, from March 2020 there was a gradual increase in the prevalence of mental health difficulties, primarily anxiety and depression. For many people, uncertainty caused by the virus, together with lockdown measures exacerbated these difficulties, while other problems such as loneliness, boredom, anxiety about income and jobs increased.

Explore case studies from councils which showcase the best examples of working together to help their resident's mental health and wellbeing and how COVID-19 impacted people's mental health.