Demand for help is so high that 40% of calls are going unanswered, suggesting a serious need for further funding.
The number of people calling for help with finance and employment issues has doubled since 2008. Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, has blamed the recent slip into a second recession for the increasing need for support: “The era of austerity shows little sign of abating and more and more people need our help. At the same time the local Mind network is facing the challenging situation of increased demand for services and potential cuts to funding.”
Job insecurity, cuts, debts and other financial worries are making people across Britain seriously ill. People have reported feeling unable to face the future due to fear, boosting depression levels to a record high.
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