Mental health services face ‘rising tide’ in demand according to NHS Confederation

While the peak of coronavirus has largely passed in England and efforts continue to contain localised outbreaks, health leaders have warned that the peak in demand for mental healthcare in England is yet to come and that the sector needs intensive support and investment to be ready to manage it.

The Centre for Mental Health has estimated that an additional 500,000 people will require support for their mental health in the next two years, while it has been reported that there was an increase in people Googling about self-harm during lockdown, which can be an indicator for a higher risk of suicide.

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