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COVID-19 and Mental Health


We are working to support the global community and our national partners to end the COVID-19 outbreak and build stronger mental health systems now, and for the future. We are raising the profile of mental health to highlight the need for world leaders, national and global funders to invest now for the longer term, integrating mental health to ‘Build Back Better’. 

We are helping the mental health community around the world to share information and learn what is working and what more is needed to support good mental health for all during the response to, and recovery from, COVID-19.

Our Briefing

Our briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on Global Mental Health provides an overview of some of the key issues. 

Open Letter

More than 1000 experts, business leaders, renowned scientists and those working on the frontline in mental health from over 40 countries have signed an Open Letter calling for action. The letter was developed by civil society leaders and advocates powered by the Speak Your Mind campaign.

Webinar Series

The Lancet PsychiatryMental Health Innovation Network, and United for Global Mental Health organise a series of weekly webinars designed to provide policy makers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how to address it. The aim is to provide practical solutions to the problems we all face. 


The Global Mental Health Action Network is a global joint advocacy, communications and learning coalition of over 1000+ representatives of governments, international organisations, NGOs, academia and the private sector. Group members collaborate on mental health advocacy, communications and learning. Learn more about what others are doing to address mental health and COVID-19 across the world.

Funding & Further Resources

United for Global Mental Health is monitoring and collating sources of funding for mental health and COVID-19. You can find further information on funding and other resources via the links below.