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Mental health in a pandemic

Mental health in a pandemic

Young People

The Mental Health Foundation has been undertaking a running survey to determine the pandemic impact.

A snapshot from their Covid 19 Adolescent Study includes the following: 

  • More teenagers reported poor mental health in February-March than November- December and August-September. 
  • People aged 18 and 19 reported the highest levels of poor mental health. 
  • Female respondents of all ages reported higher levels of poor mental health than male respondents.
  • Respondents who have a mental health diagnosis reported higher poor mental health.
  • Feelings of anxiety and depression* are also experienced more often and at higher levels in teenagers from lower social grades


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