Cities prioritize infection control over mental health – Dagsavisen

It seems that in the 2021 City Mapping mental health and substance abuse employment report prepared by Sintef Norwegian Directorate of Health.

– In terms of services for children and youth, two out of three municipalities have reallocated large or small personnel to infection control and vaccination work, said the director of the ste Herheim department at the Norwegian Directorate of Health.

Many municipalities reported large increases in inquiries or referrals for mental health issues for children and youth (28 percent) and for adults (27 percent) during the pandemic.

The municipality has also used a new method to contact users.

A total of 95 percent answered that they had had a lot of contact with users by phone when attendance was not possible due to infection control considerations, while 55 percent had used video.

39 percent of cities stated that they had used digital processing tools, while 89 percent had met users overseas. Experiences are shared among users, and especially those who have the biggest challenges and the most serious illnesses that don’t work.

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