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UK ‘sleepwalking’ to mental health crisis as pandemic takes its toll

Coronavirus uncertainty and isolation will have a greater effect on the vulnerable during winter, say charities

Britain is sleepwalking into a mental health crisis as the government struggles to deal with the monumental effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health experts and charities have told the Observer the coming winter will devastate the mental wellbeing of the nation as lockdown uncertainty, fear, isolation and loneliness are exacerbated by the colder and darker months ahead.

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