Coping with coronavirus: a guide for young people
Guidance for young people on coping with coronavirus.
Support for those beareaved by suicide.4 May 2020
This qualitiative research report explores current levels of support across Scotland for people who are bereaved by suicide. The research clearly highlights the lack of equity in access to support services for those bereaved by suicide in Scotland. It calls for a holistic, Scotland wide...
About the Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic study
The Mental Health Foundation is leading a longitudinal study of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the mental health of people across the United Kingdom.
Mental Health Awareness Week Scotland graphics
Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is 'kindness'. You can use the graphics on this page to promote the week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Help us create change! Facebook cover graphic 150420-MHAW-Scotland-Kindness-Facebook-Header.jpg Instagram graphic 160420-MHAW-Scotland-Kindness-Instagram.jpg Twitter cover graphic 150420-MHAW-Scotland-Kindness-Twitter-Header.jpg Twitter graphic 150420-MHAW-Scotalnd-Kindness-Twitter.jpg
What works for you? A qualitative research study6 May 2020
This report explored factors influencing pathways to employment for those living with mental health conditions in rural Scotland. It identified current barriers to employment, and explored and identified a potential intervention model which could help alleviate some of these barriers in the...
More than a third of UK adults in full-time work are worried about losing their jobs6 May 2020,
Unemployed people show signs of serious mental health problems: Mental Health Foundation Coronavirus Study
Wave 1: mid-March, before the lockdown
In Wave 1, in mid-March, before the lockdown, we found that: 62% of adults in the UK have felt anxious or worried This was highest among students (74%) and women (71%) 30% have felt afraid and 22% panicked Becoming ill (58%), Being separated from friends and family (if I have to self-isolate (54%) or if they have to self-isolate (55%)), and coping with the uncertainty (53%) were some key reasons of stress People in lower social grades were much more concerned about accessing benefits than those in higher Over 1 in 5 people (22%) not in formal employment, said they are caring for someone and...
Wave 2: early April, a week into lockdown
In Wave 2, in early April, a week into lockdown, we found that: 1 in 4 adults in the UK (24%) have felt lonely This was highest among young adults aged 18-24 years old (reaching 44% up from 16% before lockdown) Becoming ill (65%), and being separated from friend and family (65%) were still key reasons of stress, with almost 1 in 2 people (47%) also worried about someone who is particularly vulnerable Two thirds of young adults (e.g. 18-24 years olds) (67%) worried about their career or education being interrupted 1 in 5 people (20%) drunk more alcohol to cope with stress, this was more common...
Wave 3: late April, 1 month into lockdown
In Wave 3, in late April, 1 month in the lockdown, we found that: 1 in 4 adults in the UK (24%) have felt hopeful Whilst this was an increase from 14% before the lockdown, substantial numbers of students (27%) and people who are unemployed (26%) felt hopeless Key reasons of stress varied for different people: 1 in 3 (33%) of those in work worried about losing their job, almost half of those unemployed (45%) worried about having enough food to meet their household basic needs, while almost half of students (45%) worried about their existing mental health problems worsening One third (33%) of...
A third of Scottish adults in full-time work are worried about losing their jobs6 May 2020,
Unemployed people show signs of serious mental health problems: Mental Health Foundation Scotland Coronavirus Study