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.

The Range of Our Work

In partnership with stakeholders, we have identified a number of key areas of focus. These are areas, or groups of people, where Covid-19 and lockdown are likely to have had particular impacts on mental health.

It is likely that there will be significant overlap between these sections. Each key area of focus will also require a response that covers multiple different types of need:

  • Promoting and supporting the conditions for good mental health and wellbeing at population level.
  • Providing accessible signposting to help, advice and support.
  • Providing a rapid and easily accessible response to those in distress.
  • Ensuring safe, effective treatment and care of people living with mental illness.

The commitments in this document span these different types of need, from the importance of reducing stigma, to the provision of specialist services where necessary.



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