Virtual wellbeing hub to support people with Huntington’s

Virtual wellbeing hub to support people with Huntington’s

Publication date: May 28, 2020

A Scottish charity is taking urgent steps to avert a mental health crisis among families living with Huntington’s disease (HD).

SHA is now set to launch a virtual wellbeing hub to support people with HD and their families dealing with financial hardship, social isolation and reduced care support.

SHA chief executive John Eden said: -We’ve been listening to what people with HD and their families say about the impact of Covid-19 on their lives.

A survey carried out by the charity soon after lockdown began revealed that 64% of HD family members said they were worried about the mental health of loved ones, while 60% believed they would become isolated during the pandemic.

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