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Health and care staff need more mental health support

May 18, 2020 5:02 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

COVID-19 will leave a deep scar on our health and care workforce, who have gone above and beyond to tackle this dreadful virus. Thousands have lost colleagues, endured serious illness, or faced significant trauma.

Whilst we can hope to get a grip on COVID-19 in the coming months, the mental health impacts will last a lifetime.

The clap for carers isn't just a gesture - people want to see the frontline supported through this crisis & beyond

That is why, today, we are proposing a series of measures to ensure no-one slips through the net as the scale of the mental health impact of this crisis emerges.

Ministers must get on top of the mental health impact of COVID-19 by backing our measures to support our vital NHS and care staff when they need it most.

The mental health impacts of COVID-19 will last a lifetime.

That's why we are proposing measures to ensure no-one slips through the net as the scale of the mental health impact of this crisis emerges.#MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAwarenessWeekhttps://t.co/xCjnbFFGAF

- Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 18, 2020

Our package of mental health measures designed for rapid roll-out across the NHS and care sectors, includes:

If adopted, the proposals will improve access to mental health support for all those working in health and care settings.

Munira Wilson, who is spearheading the campaign, and our Health and Social Care spokesperson said:

"The UK mental health response to COVID-19 should be world-class. That means investing now to prepare for the challenges ahead.

The clap for carers is not just a gesture - people want to see those on the frontline supported right through this crisis and beyond.

Ministers must get on top of the mental health impact of COVID-19 by backing our measures to support our vital NHS and care staff when they need it most."

"COVID will leave a deep scar on our health & care workforce who've gone above & beyond to tackle the virus"-@munirawilson

Ministers must get on top of the mental health impact by backing our plans to support NHS & care staff👇https://t.co/8Q441u6bnn#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek pic.twitter.com/O5Pdryqfab

- Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 18, 2020