Anxiety has surged to the peak seen in April and life satisfaction levels are at their lowest since the start of the pandemic, the Office for National Statistics has found.
Nearly eight in 10 adults (76%) are very or somewhat worried about the effect of the virus on their lives. At the same time, GPs are reporting more people coming forward with mental health worries, many for the first time.
While the first wave of the coronavirus was traumatic, many people were able to cope with the disruption and danger because it was novel, health experts say. There was also a hope that it would subside by the summer.
Yet with the resurgence of the virus and no remedy, many now feel gloom. Diane Trowell,