The use of mental health services, psychological distress, loneliness, suicide, ambulance attendances and COVID-19

The material below first provides a short overview on the use of mental health services; this is followed by an analysis of trends in the level of psychological distress and a description of trends in the number of suspected suicides in 2020.

While there has been a rise in the use of mental health services there is no evidence to date that COVID-19 has been associated with a rise in the suspected suicide rate.