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23 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Half of health workers say their mental health has deteriorated during crisis

By Samuel Horti

Half of healthcare workers are suffering from mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, trauma and burnout because of the coronavirus crisis, new research has shown.

New YouGov polling for the IPPR thinktank found 50 per cent of 996 healthcare workers surveyed said their mental health had worsened during the crisis. That figure went up to 71 per cent among younger healthcare professionals.

Less than a third of staff said the government was doing enough to support their mental health, while more than four in 10 said that too little was being done. 

An NHS England spokesperson said that “extra support is both needed and available, including offering NHS mental health support within trusts, and new text, online and telephone support services”.

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