Countdown Global Mental Health 2030: Using Data to Inform Action

Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 is a publicly accessible dashboard that brings together data on mental health indicators from countries around the world. The dashboard aims to support a wide range of stakeholders to inform action – to campaign, advocate, communicate and change policy and practice.

This report sets out the background to the project, explaining the data gap in mental health, how Countdown 2030 was developed, and how it can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It pays particular attention to the mental health of children and their caregivers, as the early years are critical in influencing mental health across the life course and the COVID-19 pandemic has especially affected the mental health of these groups.