Impacts of lockdown on the mental health of children and young people21 September 2020
How lockdown has impacted children and young people
Mental Health Foundation Scotland, alongside the University of Strathclyde, are the evaluation and learning partners for the Barnardo’s Core Priority Programme in mental health and wellbeing to address systems change in mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. Who does it help? The project is aimed at the general public but more specifically at children and young people experiencing bearevament and loss and those who's mental health has been impacted by the nationwide lockdown. What does it hope to achieve? This programme of work aims to support the development of ‘strategic...
Mapping interventions for children and young people experiencing bereavement, loss and grief21 September 2020
Summarises the literature on evidence-based interventions
In Wave 5, mid-June, nearly three months on from lockdown
In Wave 5, from 18-22 June, nearly three months on from initial UK lockdown, and with many restrictions on the public beginning to lift, we found that the mental health of the population was also starting to improve in a broad sense: In mid-March, the proportion of people reporting having felt anxious or worried over the previous two weeks, because of the pandemic, was 62%. By late May this was down to 53% and by June, it had fallen slightly further, to 49%. Just over one in four people (27%) reported loneliness (an increase of 1% on Wave 4) Those feeling panicked has also dropped slightly to...
Salary: £35,143 rising to £39,000
Deadline: Wednesday 7 October 2020
The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Project Manager, Higher Education to support to our Families, Children, and Young People Programmes team. The post is fixed term to the end of December 2021. Starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000 (+LW £1,642.50, increasing to £3,285 from 1 st November 2020) The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. We are home to Mental Health Awareness Week and, with prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive...
Comprehensive spending review24 September 2020,
The Mental Health Foundation has joined with other mental health charities to set out the sector’s priorities for the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review. The paper calls for the treasury to boost investment in mental health services – both in the NHS and in the community – to deliver parity...