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Recent reports on the Covid-19 lockdown’s impact on mental health have been devastating. Last month, Mind reported that around 65 percent of adults, and 75 percent of 13 to 24-year-olds, with pre-existing mental health problems, have said their mental-health has deteriorated during the lockdown. University College London found that one-fifth of vulnerable people in Britain have considered self-harming or committing suicide, and The Royal College of Psychiatrists reported a 43 percent increase in emergency and urgent cases

The raw — Beetroot #1, 2019 © Oana Stanciu.
© Sophy Rickett.

A new print sale is seeking to raise money for the cause, specifically Support in Mind, a Scottish charity that provides support for people living with mental health difficulties. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation has been providing aid to those struggling with mental health in isolation across Scotland.

Priced at £50 a print, the sale’s roster of over 60 artists includes Karen Knorr, Sophy Rickett, Ross Gillespie, Simon Murphy, Garry Fabian Miller and Tricia Malley.

“We’ve had a phenomenal response to the sale so far and are so grateful to the generosity of photographers and buyers contributing,” said photographer and organiser Rebecca Milling, in a statement. “This is an unusual opportunity to buy affordable photography by established artists, and help raise funds for Support in Mind who are doing essential work to provide mental health support services at a really challenging time.”

The Studies for Mind sale ends on July 24. The sale can be accessed here.

Untitled, 2018. © Simon Crofts.
© Karen Knorr.

Marigold Warner

Marigold Warner joined the British Journal Photography in April 2018, and currently holds the position of Deputy Commissioning Editor. This was preceded by a degree in English Literature and History of Art at the University of Leeds, followed by an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London. Her work has been published by titles including the Telegraph Magazine, Disegno, and the Architects Journal.

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