Prof. Pim Cuijpers, member of the RESPOND consortium and co-chair of the Technical Advisory Group on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the WHO European Region, has given a presentation entitled “Mental Health and the Pandemic: Understanding the Challenge” at the Mental health and the pandemic: living, caring, acting! event, which took place today.
Prof. Cuijpers highlighted the importance of public mental healthcare and emphasized that before COVID-19, mental health problems were already a substantial public health challenge. Though the impact of the pandemic on mental health is not clear yet, there is an increase in risk factors at the population level and high-risk groups have been identified. These include healthcare workers, migrants, older adults, people in conflict settings, children, young people, and women.
To view the presentation, as well as other presentations from the event, please click on the following link (session 10:30-11:30): https://eumentalhealth2021.eu/live.
For more information on the Technical Advisory Group on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the WHO European Region, please click here.