Face coverings: what they are, when to wear one and exemptions
We appreciate that there are many legitimate reasons, in relation to age or health, for being exempt from wearing a mask. If you think you should be exempt please see here for advice and do consider asking your GP. We want to reassure you that we take these exemptions seriously and are by no means implying that people who are exempt should wear a mask. Background Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the demand for a face covering drastically increased. Therefore, we created our very own Mental Health Foundation face covering adorned with the green ribbon, the universal symbol for mental health...
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Express yourself1 February 2021,
Read about children and self-expression for Children's Mental Health Week 2021.
Teenagers' mental health under severe pressure as pandemic continues - new research31 January 2021,
Read about our latest research on teenagers' mental health during the pandemic.
Gavin Davidson is Professor of Social Care and Praxis Chair of Social Care at Queen’s University Belfast. He qualified as a social worker in 1995 then worked for 12 years in mental health services before starting at Queen’s in 2008.
His main research interests are in mental...
COVID-19 Scotland Wave 9: Key Findings
Emotional and mental wellbeing struggles continue During the festive season similar proportions of people were struggling with their mental health compared to those of late November. Specifically, as of the week before Christmas: • Over half (51%) of the Scottish population had felt anxious or worried in the previous two weeks because of the pandemic. Women (59%), full-time students (61%), single parents (63%) and those who have a pre-existing mental health condition (69%) were population groups who appeared to be feeling more anxious or worried • Almost a quarter of people (24%) reported...
Rebecca Clark Elford
Research and Evaluation Officer/ Swyddog Ymchwil a Gwerthuso
Becci started at The Mental Health Foundation in December 2020, as a Research and Evaluation Officer.
Group Facilitator and Community Engagement Officer / Hwylusydd Grwp a Swyddog Ymgysylltu a’r Gymuned
Dani started at MHF at the end of July 2020 as a Group Facilitator and Community Engagement Officer for Standing Together Cymru.
Dani primarily focuses on recruiting and supporting volunteers to deliver peer support phone calls.
Dani’s background is in volunteering,...
Communications and Marketing Manager/ Rheolwr Cyfathrebu a Marchnata
Natalie started at the Foundation in November 2020 as Communications and Marketing Manager for Wales.
Loneliness in young people: policy recommendations11 February 2021,
Read about young people's experiences of loneliness and ideas for policy solutions.