Between 2020 and 2022, COVID-MINDS brought together hundreds of researchers examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health through 170 longitudinal studies in over 60 countries.
Responding to the urgency of the pandemic and the proliferation of studies in this area, our aims were to quickly build a community of researchers which would allow members to:
- Go further, and faster, by sharing protocols, data, and findings among researchers to enhance and align our collective work
- Make these studies meaningful, by involving people with lived experience of mental health challenges in the design and running of studies
- Have an impact on health policy, by providing health organisations and governments with evidence to guide policy decisions and public health interventions during the pandemic
Our COVID-Minds website remains a key resource to our network and others, with an interactive map of our members and profiles, a blog and a mapped database of publications from across the network.