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Report: Solutions for Local Leaders to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being During and Post-COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Well Being Trust and the de Beaumont Foundation released a new mental health action guide that provides practical steps that policymakers and other local leaders can take to improve their communities‘ mental health and well-being in both the immediate response to COVID-19 and the long-term recovery phase. Many recommendations are low-cost or revenue-neutral.

Supporting a Nation in Crisis: Solutions for Local Leaders to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being During and Post-COVID-19“ includes more than 60 research-based policies, practices and programs that local leaders can take to improve their communities’ mental health and well-being in both the immediate response to COVID-19 and the long-term recovery phase. The recommendations are geared toward what local leaders can do to reduce substance abuse, alcohol misuse, and suicide, and promote better well-being for all. The recommendations cover areas including but not limited to:

  • Reducing stigma about mental health
  • Bolstering the local workforce to address mental health
  • Providing incentives to create safe, affordable housing
  • Ensuring access to green space for all people

View the report to learn more.


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