Our first COVID-19 survey highlighted the pandemic’s impact on mental health for people with a pre-existing mental health condition. Since then we took the initiative to see what is happening post-COVID-19; whether patient needs are being met, how mental health services are being delivered and to seek the perspective of mental health professionals.
In collaboration with the European Psychiatric Association, GAMIAN-Europe created a second survey reaching out to members of both organisations and to the general public for their experiences during the past 12 to 18 months. We asked patients and clinicians about their mental health, access to and delivery of mental health services, whether treatment needs are being met and the challenges and pressures to delivering services.
The survey was translated into 11 languages and over 350 people responded. Our findings show the continuing difficulties, but we also describe some of the positives. These have been drawn together in this report, which include key recommendations for mental health services and policy makers.
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