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RCPsych Mental Health Poll April 2021

Survey of the public on factors affecting their mental health including climate change and future pandemics.

More than four in five (84%) think that climate and ecological emergencies will be a concern in 10 years’ time, and equally view pandemics like COVID-19 (83%), the economy (84%), and unemployment (83%) as future concerns. Comparatively, less than two thirds (59%) believe Brexit will be a concern in 10 years.

Just one fifth (22%) think climate and ecological emergencies were a contributing factor to the global outbreak of COVID-19 whereas two fifths (40%) do not – although a significant minority say ‘maybe’ (29%).

Date Published: 06/05/2021

Categories: Public and communities

Client: Royal College of Psychiatrists


Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,093 UK adults aged 18+ online between 16th and 18th April 2021. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of British adults aged 18+ by age, gender, region and social grade.

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