A poll shows that nearly seven in ten people regularly feel dread on Sundays in the next week, with the number rising among young people.
The survey of more than 4,000 people indicates that this feeling, often called “Sunday terror,” is felt by about 67 percent of people.
That number rises to 74 percent among 18- to 24-year-olds.
Those who got “Sunday Horrors” say the causes of stress and anxiety include work worries, lack of sleep and looming to-do lists.
The survey was conducted for the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) as it launched a campaign called Better Health – Every Mind Matters.
The campaign urges people to do small things that will make a big difference to their mental health.
It comes as NHS trusts have warned of the growing demand for Psychological health Services beyond the capacity to provide due to the acute shortage of personnel.
Health Minister Therese Coffey said: “My focus is on making sure people can get the care they need, when they need it – and that includes their mental health.
“The Every Mind Matters tool is a great way to build your mental flexibility and help stave off the anxiety that many of us feel on Sunday.”
The campaign website helps people create a free “mind plan” of advice and provides sections with information on how to deal with anxiety, financial concerns, and a child’s mental health.
But with millions of Britons Take extra jobs to help make ends meet Center cost of living Crisis and youth Worried they won’t be able to buy food this winterHospital Trust urges the government to prioritize a national mental health plan.
Additionally, a survey found that millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) They feel less in control of their finances than any other generation The crisis affects both short-term and long-term financial goals.
NHS Providers interim chief executive Saffron Cordery said that while the Every Mind Matters initiative is a welcome initiative, “the trusts are concerned about the impact of growing inequality on people’s mental health”.
“We must address the deep-rooted and complex factors that influence poor mental health as well,” she said. “Mental health services are doing everything they can to expand and provide the best possible care with staff and available resources in the face of increasing demand.
There are approximately 1.8 million people on mental health waiting lists.
“Clumsy services are facing an acute workforce shortage while people’s needs are becoming more critical and complex, in part due to the pandemic.”
Cordiri warned that the rising cost of living “is detrimental to people’s physical and mental health because financial pressures affect them”.
We also welcome government support and recognition of the importance of early intervention.
“But we need to know that the Intergovernmental Mental Health Scheme remains a priority for ministers – and will be backed by the support and funding of mental health services and their partners need to deliver the level of care that people with mental health problems need, when they need it.”
Additional Reports by PA