54% of respondents to a Cerebral Palsy Scotland survey reported that restrictions were impacting negatively on their mental health.
Survey research undertaken by a leading charity has highlighted the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the mental and physical health of people living with Cerebral Palsy, and their carers.
The survey, which ran for a two week period in early May showed that;
- 70% of people with Cerebral Palsy, and their Carers, felt the situation was impacting negatively on their physical health
- 54% reported that the situation was negatively impacting their mental health and 49% responded that the mental health of their carer was being impacted negatively
- 69 of respondents had experienced the cancellation of medical appointments
- 15% reported that planned surgery had been cancelled
- 58% reported that both shielding and practicing social distancing was affecting their lives “a great deal” or “a lot”
- 42% were either finding it hard to make contact with health professionals or didn’t feel they were getting enough support