The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed our world and the past year has been challenging for many.
Today, although vaccines are bringing hope, the pandemic and its challenges are far from over.
People are struggling with mental health issues and with worries about their jobs, finances, loved ones and the future.
Around the world, reported levels of anxiety and depression have increased significantly, even doubling in some countries. This has been driven both by the pandemic itself – the deaths caused by the virus, strict public health measures – and by the economic crisis it has triggered.