Statement - Holiday season amid COVID-19 and a growing mental health crisis in Europe

Statement by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe.
'The mental health toll of COVID-19 will be compounded by anxieties that often present during the winter and holiday season. We cannot underestimate the impact this can have on our friends, our families and our own mental health.
Without the traditional physical support networks to rely on, it is vital we take steps to counter the mental health impact on individuals and our communities in any way we can.'