This is a summary of the findings of a rapid evidence review and economic analysis commissioned by The International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) to advise policymakers on how to improve NHS staff wellbeing.
Mental Health in the City: can developing a new ‘Urban Psychology’ be an antidote to poor design and policy?
Chris Murray, Director of Core Cities UK, writes for IPPO Cities on urban psychology in advance of his appearance at our virtual roundtable on Mental Health in the City on 12 May 2022 at...
The pandemic is far from over there and there is a need to invest in public health supports to address its effects on mental health.
As many across the UK return to a maskless pre-pandemic way of life, there remain people who will never be safe from the worst effects of COVID-19.
This report provides an experimental design tool-kit for policymakers by drawing on past experiences of governments in OECD countries.
IPPO recently brought together people working in mental health policy from all corners of the UK to consider this question: What are the most effective, scalable interventions that have surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The economics of urban wellbeing: why population mental health is critical for the economic resilience of our cities
COVID-19 is not just a health and economic pandemic but a psychological one that has taken a heavy toll on our urban populations. We must therefore recognise that cities and wellbeing are both key to any recovery strategy. By Chris Murray
We know people’s mental health levels have deteriorated during COVID-19. Now we must find out which responses work at scale
Governments are committing more resources to mental health, yet we don’t know which interventions could be scaled up in the face of widespread experiences of anxiety and depression
Introducing Covid:WIRED, a new tool to help tackle the pandemic’s complex and unequal impacts on wellbeing
The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has created an interactive database to aid understanding of who has been hardest hit by COVID-19 – and to encourage a wellbeing-centred recovery plan
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we highlight a new study which finds that increases in a population’s mental wellbeing are associated with lower health and social care costs in the following year