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14 December 2021

Mental health: Wellbeing in crisis

By Spotlight

As the world battles the viral threat that is Covid-19, it is clear that the toll of the pandemic is not merely physical. According to the Office of National Statistics, almost half of adults in the United Kingdom say they experienced “high” anxiety between 20 March and 30 March, when the country went into lockdown, compared to 21 per cent at the end of 2019. The latest available figures from 7 May still showed 37 per cent of UK adults reporting high anxiety, and 48 per cent saying their wellbeing has been affected at this difficult time.

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