Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan

This plan outlines our response to the mental health impacts of COVID-19. It addresses the challenges that the pandemic has had, and will continue to have, on the population’s mental health.


1. Public Health Scotland (2020) Rapid review of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health:

2. Public Health England (2020) COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report:

3. The Scottish Mental Health Research Advisory Group has published three Mental Health and COVID-19 evidence briefings to accompany their minutes:

4. Institute for Fiscal Studies (2020) The mental health effects of the first two months of lockdown and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK:



7. Institute for Fiscal Studies (2020) Recessions and health: the long-term health consequences of responses to the coronavirus

8. Centre for Mental Health (2020) Covid-19 and the nation's mental health: Forecasting needs and risks in the UK, May 2020

9. Walton et al, (2020) Mental health care for medical staff and affiliated healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

10. Mental Health Foundation (2017). While your back was turned: how mental health policymakers stopped paying attention to the specific needs of women and girls. London: Mental Health Foundation.



13. Hatch R, Young D, Barber V, et al. (2018) Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder after critical illness: a UK-wide prospective cohort study. Critical Care 22:310




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