World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2020

Today is World Mental Health Day. Earlier this year, we collaborated with the European Psychiatric Association to promote adequate mental health support for frontline workers receive. On World Mental Health Day: “EPSU and EPA would like to pay tribute to those on the frontline of the pandemic, whose work in these challenging circumstances puts a great strain on their mental wellbeing. Frontline workers have been exposed to highly stressful and traumatic events, which can have substantial negative outcomes for their mental health, including stress-related illnesses as well as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Even before the outbreak of the coronavirus, working in healthcare was stressful. But the pandemic worsened the structural weaknesses in health systems, and the lack of investment in healthcare workers.”