Today is World Mental Health Day 2020 and the theme of this year’s #WMHD is Mental Health For All – Greater Investment – Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere.
This year World Mental Health Day comes at a time where increased levels of anxiety, fear, isolation, social distancing and restrictions, uncertainty and emotional distress have become widespread as we all struggle to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic.
For people with mental health conditions, many are experiencing even greater social isolation than before with the closure or suspension of services, reduced access to peer support and normal support outlets.
Now, more than ever, investment in mental health care is of utmost importance. This year, Shine is calling on the Government to prioritise funding and investment in our community and voluntary mental health services who are under even more pressure than before to meet demand and continue to provide an essential role in the delivery of mental health support services.