New Report out today: Protecting and promoting mental wellbeing: Beyond COVID-19.
Friday 12th June 2020
“Go early, go hard, go local,” is the message of a group of mental health experts calling on the Government to urgently redesign how it provides services to protect mental wellbeing following Covid-19.
In any given year, an estimated 20 percent of New Zealand’s population is affected by mental health challenges.
Due to Covid-19, that figure is tipped to significantly increase – and could reach as high as 40 percent of the population for a period of time, says Professor Richie Poulton, who is the lead author of a new report into mental wellbeing.
Click here to view and download the full report: "Protecting and promoting mental wellbeing: Beyond COVID-19."
Richie was interviewed by TVNZ's John Campbell about the need for Mental health services to brace for "increasing levels of disillusionment and despair in the months ahead" as the country fights to recover from the economic and psychological impacts of COVID-19.
Click here to watch TVNZ's John Campbell interview with Richie Poulton