COVID-19 and Mental Health
Stigma related to mental health and COVID-19 can exacerbate pre-existing conditions or lead to new mental health and psycho-social problems for individuals, families, and communities.
These questions and answers were developed by the World Health Organization, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF.
WHO, together with partners, is providing guidance and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for health workers, managers of health facilities, people who are looking after children, older adults, people in isolation and members of the public more generally, to help us look after our mental health.
This page offers a large collection of free e-books for children about COVID-19. The books are from many countries, in a selection of languages. All of the books are free to download from the site.
This short video is a story told by the actor Donald Sutherland about a little boy named Amos. Amos learns from his mother that the family cannot go out for fear of catching the virus COVID-19, and the video deals with Amos' fears and how he and his mother overcome them.
The COVID-19 response under Breakthrough ACTION Cambodia includes a six-episode children's and caretakers' animated series aimed at disseminating key COVID-19 messages focused on key behaviors (e.g., handwashing, self-isolation) and prevention of COVID-19.
In the midst of the devastating death toll and hospitalizations from COVID-19, the psychological effect of the pandemic on children has been sadly overlooked.
This Guide aims to help orient people supporting the COVID-19 response to integrate psychosocial support skills into their daily work, thereby making a difference to the well-being of people they come into contact with during the pandemic.
n many countries, efforts to contain COVID-19 have resulted in an economic recession, pushing millions out of their jobs, and creating previously unprecedented unemployment in many countries worldwide. In addition to the millions of people infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), hundreds of thousands have died—and will die—from COVID-19.