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Mental health risks and the COVID-19 pandemic

July 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the joint IPIECA-IOGP Health Committee has striven to ensure that the industry was operating with the most up-to-date and scientifically sound information possible when making decisions that affect workers' health during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic is now a major factor in our personal and professional lives. There is an increased need to ensure our workplaces support good mental health, as global public health experts have warned that we are likely to see an increase in mental health issues. This position paper explores how the pandemic is impacting mental health, mental health threat factors, their business-related impacts and prevention and mitigation measures.

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