By Maria Teresa Ferazzoli Campaigns like Let's talk have worked to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and helped to raise awareness about the importance of asking for help. However, there is still limited attention given to the experiences of people affected by severe and chronic mental illness. Present western mental health care systems… Continue reading Is it still relevant to talk about deinstitutionalisation on World Mental Health Day?
Dr Andrea Wigfield, Director Centre for Loneliness Studies, The University of Sheffield. Before the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in the UK - nine million - of all ages, said they felt lonely, either always or often. However, the social distancing, self-isolation, and shielding measures put in place to protect lives, as well… Continue reading COVID-19 may widen and worsen loneliness