This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.



The past months have brought many challenges:

  1. for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them;
  2. for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures;
  3. for workers whose livelihoods are threatened;
  4. for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19;
  5. and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before.

And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.

Learn more about the World Mental Health Day 2020