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2020-12-30T12:00:02+00:00

UK health expert warns that Covid-19 is "probably the biggest hit to mental health since the second world war"

UK health expert warns that Covid-19 is "probably the biggest hit to mental health since the second world war"
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According to Dr Adrian James, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, that the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences probably pose "the biggest hit to mental health since the second world war" and will result in around 10 million people needing new or additional mental health support.

“This is going to have a profound effect on mental health,” James said. “It is probably the biggest hit to mental health since the second world war. It doesn’t stop when the virus is under control and there are few people in hospital. You’ve got to fund the long-term consequences.”

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