OECD – Tackling the mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis: An Integrated, whole of society res

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OECD – Tackling the mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis: An Integrated, whole of society response.




The COVID-19 crisis has heightened the risk factors generally associated with poor mental health – financial insecurity, unemployment and educational engagement, access to physical exercise, daily routine, access to health services – fell dramatically. Across countries, the mental health of unemployed people and those experiencing financial insecurity was worse than that of the general population. OECD countries have responded with decisive efforts to scale-up mental health services. However, the scale of mental health distress since the start of the pandemic requires more integrated, whole-of-society approach to mental health. Read it here.

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