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Psychologists Against Austerity say austerity policies are causing mental health problems.

What: A report by the group Psychologists Against Austerity links austerity cuts to public services and policies vilifying benefit claimants to “damaging psychological costs”. They say cuts have caused humiliation and shame, fear and distrust, instability and insecurity, isolation and loneliness, and feelings of being trapped and powerless.

Why significant: Shows further evidence of the negative impact of austerity on mental health.


'The Psychological Impact of Austerity', PAA