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BIG READ: Predicting 2024's mental health megatrends

AI, wars, youth mental health, peer support, climate change, and other crucial themes.

Tanmoy Goswami
Welcome to edition #1 of 2024. I begin the year with a prayer for everyone caught up in violent conflict in vast swathes of the world, all those impacted by the ravages of climate change, and everyone from marginalised and disadvantaged communities battling for dignity everywhere in the world.

Like last year, I'm kicking off this year with my predictions for the biggest mental health trends to watch in 2024. This time I also invited professionals working in the sector to share their guesses, and they made some very insightful points. Write to me with your own predictions and wish list. But first, listen to my voice letter๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ analysing how 2023's forecast panned out (links to all resources I mention in the transcript at the end of this edition).
Voice letter: How did my 2023 predictions fare?
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All right then, let's get to it. What are the themes that will dominate the mental health world in 2024? I'll talk about the single most influential trend of the year and let you hear from professionals in the sector who have nominated their candidates โ€“ from the urgent need for mental health support for people impacted by conflict, wars, and climate change to the growing role of peer support and community mental health. But the one theme that most of them agreed on is:

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