coronavirus

During the peak of the pandemic, some secure inpatient services experienced difficulties with staffing levels. Nursing staff were often being required to shield and isolate whilst others needed to stay at home for childcare purposes, due to education providers being closed....

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic questions have been raised over the efficacy, and value for money, of remote teaching and learning in higher education. We spoke to two psychologists about the challenges and opportunities online and remote learning...

As part of the sWell project, which is focused on examining staff wellbeing in the PICU at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital (BCH), I have been interviewing healthcare professionals to find out their definitions and personal experiences of wellbeing. ‘What does wellbeing mean...

How are you, right now? Fatigued? For many, during the Covid-19 pandemic, fatigue has changed. We have witnessed – and are to a certain extent still witnessing, despite the gradual return to in-person work and socialisation – reports of fatigue, and relatedly pain, across...

The question that psychologists were asked most frequently in relation to so-called ‘freedom day’ on 19 July 2021, when almost all domestic covid-mitigation measures were dropped in England by the government, was how would the public respond? Levels of ...

What’s it like to advise government in times of covid? We heard direct from some of the voices who have featured so prominently on the airwaves and in our newspapers over the course of the pandemic....

Why would someone living with a chronic condition fail to take their medication regularly? Professor Madelynne Arden (Sheffield Hallam University) said she often hears from people baffled by that. She said this encapsulates an important issue – people do not understand the...

There are many ways that individuals with a learning disability have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, some of which were highlighted in a piece by Paul Moloney, David Dobel-...

As a community we know that in addition to reducing the accessibility of face-to-face services, the Covid-19 pandemic has negative implications for mental wellbeing across the country. During the first lockdown, one survey found that 24 per cent of UK adults and 44 per cent...