Wellcome Global Monitor 2020: Mental health
The role of science in mental health: Insights from the Wellcome Global Monitor.
The Wellcome Global Monitor: Mental Health is the world’s largest survey of how people consider and cope with anxiety and depression and explores the perceived role of science to find new solutions.
- findings about global perceptions of living with anxiety and depression, approaches to address it and the role of science, based on a survey of over 119,000 people in 113 countries.
Who this is for
- policy makers
- science communicators
- public engagement practitioners
- anyone interested in mental health.
- People worldwide think mental health is important. The Wellcome Global Monitor shows 92% of people worldwide believe mental health was as important or more important than physical health across all countries.
- They are not sure that science can help. The Wellcome Global Monitor shows more people saw science as highly relevant to being able to help address infectious diseases (53%) than anxiety and depression (31%).
- A combination of different approaches are used by people globally to manage their mental health.
- Mental Health Science must rise to this challenge together, building on the evidence of what works to find next-generation treatments, and thoroughly investigate all possible solutions.
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Read chapters online
- Wellcome Global Monitor 2020: Mental Health [PDF 3.88MB]
- Methodology report [PDF 140KB]
- Questionnaire Development Information for Mental Health Report [PDF 87KB]
- Full Questionnaire [PDF 149KB]