coronavirus

The Covid-19 outbreak in the UK is a major stress-inducing event that has been leading to an increase in common mental health problems, such as depression (see Kanter & Manbeck, 2020; Shevlin et al., 2020; and...

The Covid-19 pandemic coincided, almost seamlessly, with the beginning of my journey as an Assistant Psychologist (AP). I entered the NHS at a time where frontline workers’ mental wellbeing and resilience were being compromised, my own included. Personal side helpings of...

The imposition of social distancing and regulations to prohibit mass gatherings by the UK government (and many others) created an oft-repeated ‘new normal’ that has had a multitude of ongoing effects on families, organisations and communities (some of which may not be...

During the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health professionals are conducting diagnostic examination and therapeutic intervention under conditions that are unprecedented: by wearing surgical, plastic or black masks, mental health professionals’ facial expressions and emotions are...

As we emerge from lockdown and adapt to the ‘new normal’, we must recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our psychological wellbeing and discuss ways to heal and move forward. This is all the more difficult as the pandemic has limited access to community and health...

Throughout lockdown psychologists from many areas have been working to support, and advocate for, children. As the government plans for pupils to return to schools, but with uncertainty about how this will work in practice, what is the role for psychologists during this...

I have witnessed first-hand the distressing effects that loneliness can have on a person. Having worked as a care assistant with older adults, predominantly with dementia, I have seen those who were no longer able to live with their loved ones, those who had lost their...

The replication crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic represent two of the most significant challenges to psychologists in the last decade – even seeing them mentioned in the same sentence is enough to fill us with dread. Although they present disparate issues, to those working in...

As clinicians, Covid-19 has dramatically affected our working lives in multiple ways, including upending psychological research. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has paused the site set up of new and ongoing clinical research not directly related to Covid-19...

In the early stages of the UK government’s response to the Coronavirus health emergency, it was common to hear that decisions were ‘being led by the science’. As attention begins to shift to addressing the ...