Mental Health Awareness Week: are you coping with stress?

Mental Health Awareness Mark Rowland blogs on stress

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is asking: are we coping with stress?

After carrying out research into the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications, the MHF is urging people to raise awareness of mental health issues: the report found that 74% of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. The survey, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation and undertaken by YouGov, polled 4,169 adults in the UK in 2018. 

More detentions than ever before under Mental Health Act

A review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded that the rise in detentions under the Mental Health Act is an indicator of a healthcare system that is under considerable strain. 

Mental health charity Mind called for a review of the Act and blamed “failings across the system” for the fact that more people than ever before are being detained.