Key facts and statistics

  • Around a third of adults and young people say their mental health has got much worse since March 2020
  • 58% of people receiving benefits told national Mind their mental health was poor
  • 9 in 10 young people have said that loneliness has made their mental health worse during the pandemic
  • 1 in 5 adults did not seek support during the pandemic because they didn’t think their problem was serious enough
  • 55% of adults and young people were worried about seeing or being near other people as restrictions eased
  • However you are feeling about the pandemic and the easing of restrictions, remember you are not alone. You can find a wide range of information and resources at   
  • Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.          

Some of our achievements during 2021/22

  • We expanded our reach to people with mental health concerns across both Boroughs of Havering and Barking & Dagenham
  • We spoke to 2,016 members of the public seeking help and advice
  • We directly supported 3,589 individuals through our services 
  • This represented an increase of 47% on the previous year
  • We mobilised and launched 9 new services including Mums Matter, Hoarding Pathway and Work Well Programme
  • We delivered mental health awareness sessions to schools in Havering
  • Over 200 parents expressed their interest in our Parent Support Group in the first 5 months
  • We mobilised a team of over 20 therapists from the London Mind network to support the delivery of the Victim Improvement Package Trial
  • Havering Christmas Land was visited by over 25,000 people during December 2021
  • 800+ runners participated in our Mind Havering Half Marathon in October 2021
  • 18,000+ more Facebook likes received during this year