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Older people’s mental health under threat as pandemic continues, charities warn

9 December 2021,

The mental health of many of the UK’s 12.5 million older adults could deteriorate in the coming months as high infection levels and the Omicron variant leave some fearful and isolated at home, two charities are warning. In research published today, the Mental Health Foundation and Independent Age say the pandemic has already damaged the emotional and physical health of some people aged over 65.

Research Officer

Location: London

Salary: Starting salary £30,000 rising to £33,857 plus £3,285 London Weighting

Deadline: Friday 21 January 2022

The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Research Officer to support our Research Team . This is a full-time role for 35 hours per week on a fixed term basis for 18 months. Starting salary £30,000 rising to £33,857 plus £3,285 London Weighting 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. Our focus is on three key areas: 1. Impact We...

Project Manager

Location: Glasgow (Hybrid Working)

Salary: £35,143 (rising to £39,000)

Deadline: Sunday 6 February 2022

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of a world with good mental health for all. Their focus is on preventing mental health problems and improving people's wellbeing. They do this through research, creating new evidence-based solutions, making practical support available and advocating for change. MHF is now recruiting for two Project Managers to support with the implementation of the Foundation's Covid Respond Programme (CRP), a £2m UK-wide investment that aims to support and protect the mental health of at-risk communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Project...

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