Article type: Topic snapshot

The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of schoolchildren: a summary of early responses around the world

Many schools, local authorities and governments are grappling with how to handle the pressures on mental health amongst schoolchildren that have resulted from months of lockdowns and online schooling. How should they best spot emerging problems; how can young people best be supported? Here we share a snapshot of evidence and international experience to help decision-makers respond.