Clinical experts are talking of a ‘tsunami’ of mental ill health as the UK looks to recover from COVID-19; the challenge faced is not only stark for people who were living with mental ill health before the pandemic and who have struggled to access care, services and treatment, but for up to half a million additional people in the UK who are now estimated to have a mental illness.
The interplay between other health conditions and mental health is also more prominent than ever before.
All parts of society will have a role in helping to address this mental health challenge and health leaders and politicians will need to consider how health policy will need to adjust to deliver this.
To explore these issues, WA hosted a roundtable with an expert panel including:
Amongst other topics, the roundtable meeting discussed: