More than 80% of those battling with their mental health reported a sustained improvement in their condition after receiving a break from the Family Holiday Association (FHA).
The figure was among a number of statistics demonstrating the “enduring positive benefits” of the charity’s trips to families.
In the first study of its kind, the FHA received responses from liaison workers for 150 families, six to 14 months after taking a UK short break, to gauge improvements in isolation, mental wellbeing and poor school attendance.
Some 83% of families impacted by mental health issues saw an improvement, while 84% of families said they were less isolated and more able to engage in their communities. Meanwhile, 62% of families said they now do more together than before.