Philip Haywood is a health economist and physician. He leads the OECD’s work on health system resilience, including the interdependency between resilience and mental health. Phil has over 20 years’ experience in health policy and practice. He holds ongoing academic appointments in Australia, specialising in health economics. He was an independent advisor to the governments of New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. He has practiced emergency medicine in the Asia-Pacific region for over a decade, including in remote and Indigenous communities.
On 22/03, he gave a lecture on Resilience, mental health and cross-country comparisons: the experience of the OECD.
The OECD’s recent report - Ready for the Next Crisis? Investing in Health System Resilience - found that protecting and promoting mental health for populations and healthcare workers is essential. In this discussion he will outline the interdependency between mental health and resilient health systems. He will review OECD cross-country comparisons, discuss limitations in the data and what needs to be done in the future. He will offer recommendations to strengthen mental health and mental health support at individual and societal levels to build readiness to face future challenges.
- You can download the slides below.