Spring campaign on mental health

As a month-long awareness campaign for mental health care across the capital is about to be launched by NHS England (London), the Medical Director for North Central and East London explains why it’s a priority focus.

How are you feeling? How is your sleep? Are you able to look forward to things as much as you used to?

We can all have ups and downs in our emotional landscape but two million Londoners experience some form of mental ill health every year.

London is a great place to live but the well-known causes of stress such as worries about housing, isolation and the cost of living mean that for many people, it can have an impact on wellbeing. These symptoms can range from feeling anxious or depressed, through to severe, enduring mental illness.

Read Henrietta Hughes’ blog in full in our London section.

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