Dear Boris, we need mental health support

Sign our petition urging the UK Government to invest in a Winter Mental Health Support Package for those of us severely affected by mental health problems.

As we head into a second lockdown and face a winter of heightened restrictions, prioritising the nation's mental health has never been more critical.

Right now, those of us severely affected by mental health problems are at risk as we struggle to access vital services, food and benefits to help keep us well. We must learn from what went wrong in the first wave of coronavirus and act early- to protect those most at risk and the NHS:

Dear Prime Minister,  
This is a mental health emergency.    
The winter period will be extremely challenging for the nation’s mental health. And many of us severely affected by mental health problems are at risk of imminent crisis.  
In light of the new restrictions, the UK Government must urgently set out how it will protect people severely affected by mental health problems throughout the next few months.   
We urge the UK Government to put in place a Winter Mental Health Support Package to ensure that people severely affected by mental health problems can access:  
  1. Covid-safe face-to-face support from services  
  2. Beds in mental health hospitals and support when they go home  
  3. Free flu vaccinations and physical health checks  
  4. Food and other essential items  
  5. Financial support through a flexible benefits system