The Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, Mims Davies, met virtually with representatives from the charity Mind recently to discuss their work during lockdown and the mental health impact of both the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown on all of us and to feedback experiences from her constituents.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only been a physical health crisis but also a mental health one. One in two adults and two in three young people with existing mental health conditions reported their mental health deteriorated during lockdown and one in four said they were unable to access support when they needed it.
Commenting, the Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, Mims Davies said:
“I was so pleased to have the chance to meet with Mind and hear about the hard work they have done during the lockdown and what they are doing next. Many people have experienced significant mental health challenges and our young people have been particularly affected, with the loss of schooling, work and socialising opportunities.
“Hearing from Mind about their important new priorities, particularly relating to the mental health of children and young people was encouraging and I applaud them for all of their hard work. Mind have a wide range of resources available for anyone who is struggling with their mental health or who is concerned about someone they know. Whilst it can be hard to recognise mental health challenges it is important to recognise when you are doing well too. As it is all too easy to be down on yourself, particularly in these challenging times.”
Notes to Editors:
Attached is a photo of Mims with some of the team from Mind at the meeting.
Please find a list below of useful links which Mind provided Mims after their meeting.