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.