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COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health

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Minding your mental health during COVID-19

Coronavirus: 8 ways to look after your mental health

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mental Health Europe reminds you that taking care of your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health. Good mental health and positive wellbeing can help you better cope with the COVID-19 threat and the uncertainty it’s creating.

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Helplines and services to support your mental health during COVID-19

COVID-19 helplines map

Mental Health Europe created a map of helplines and services to support your mental health during COVID-19 crisis. Information was gathered with the valuable support of MHE members in 23 European countries. In a few clicks, this interactive map will help you find more details on helplines or services providing mental health support during COVID-19 in your country.

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Resources in other European languages

Information on COVID-19 and mental health in other European languages

  • Κορωνοϊός: 8 τρόποι για να προφυλάξετε την ψυχική σας υγεία (short version, full version)

Responding to COVID-19

Statements & policy work

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Let’s not forget about people with psychosocial disabilities, now and in the aftermath of COVID-19

Read MHE's statement on the occasion of World Health Day 2020.

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Vulnerable Groups should be protected during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Europe has joined 16 other organisations calling to make the investment in physical & mental health prevention & protection a top political priority.

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Protecting children and their families during and after the COVID19 crisis

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children calls on the EU to protect children and their families during and after the COVID19 crisis.

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Open Letter: Act now to boost mental health policy

MEPs call on the European Commission and the European Council to address mental health and the needs of people with mental health problems now and in the aftermath of COVID-19

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EU action on health is more urgent than ever, says EU4Health coalition

Joint Statement demanding urgent action for stronger and better health policy at EU level.

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MHE releases a position paper on mental health in the aftermath of COVID-19

The paper highlights a crucial moment to rethink our approach and implement structural changes in mental health care and support.

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Media highlights

Media Coverage 2020

Coronavirus: why the EU must protect people with mental ill-health

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Media Coverage 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a painful reminder of how poor mental health provision is

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Press releases

Together we can make it

Mental Health Europe launches the first European mental health awareness week ‘Together we can make it’ to highlight the importance of mental health during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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Resources and Support

Mental Health Europe aims to provide helpful information to as many people as possible on how communities: experts by experience, service providers, mental health leaders, governments and policy makers, researchers and others, can support people efficiently through the current crisis and beyond.

Interview Series

About the Series

Below you can find a collection of interviews with MHE members and partners. We discuss the impact of the pandemic on their lives and work and which measures they are taking or can be taken to cope with the situation. These testimonies underline the importance of putting mental health higher on the European agenda, during the crisis and afterwards, while offering a personal side and shared expertise for people within the mental health sector, decision makers, and anyone interested in improving mental health for all.

August 19, 2020

It is not always easy but our capacity for change is much higher than we think

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May 27, 2020

This is a global experience, even if experiences vary tremendously due to inequality

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May 20, 2020

Allow every feeling but focus on good things every day

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May 11, 2020

A sense of community among mental health professionals is essential

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May 7, 2020

Involve people with lived experience in mental health reform

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April 22, 2020

To preserve the mental health of workers, information and guidance are key

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April 16, 2020

Now more than ever we can be in contact with our clients

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April 16, 2020

We’re focusing on one goal – to provide services to the people

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Additional Resources

Key resources

World Health Organisation
(WHO)

European

Commission 

(EC)

European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control (ECDC)

Tip of the Day

Daily advice on how to look after your mental health in these tough times

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