coronavirus

Psychological associations across the globe have all been faced with an extraordinary challenge in the last year – how to support professionals and the public during an international health emergency, taking into account each of their country’s unique circumstances. 

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Lockdown 2.0 feels a lot different to Lockdown One, and I have been wondering why that is. I have heard quite a few people saying that as we have been in lockdown for several months now we should be used to it, with such pronouncements often referencing the ‘new normal’. I...

Imagine barely leaving your house for ten months. You can’t even distract yourself with Netflix or connect to friends on Zoom, as you can’t get online. That’s the case for many of the service users I work with as an Assistant Psychologist in an Older People’s Psychology...

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised the profile of psychologists and their work and highlighted their vital role during a public health crisis. The British Psychological Society recently explored psychologists’ experiences during this time, with a focus on wellbeing, through a...

A game developed by psychologists to ‘vaccinate’ people against fake news about Covid-19 has recently been released with backing from the Cabinet Office. Go Viral! – developed by Dr Sander van der Linden (University of Cambridge) and colleagues – puts players in the shoes of...

Even before Covid-19, research suggested the mental health of students at UK universities was on the decline. In the face of quarantine, uncertainty, and rapidly increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in university cities, students this year have had an extraordinary autumn...

At the start of 2020, when news first began to spread about coronavirus in the UK, the psychological impact it would have on children was not at the forefront of public concern, as planning was concentrated on health service capacity, limiting new infections and protecting...

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...

Back in May, our Editor Dr Jon Sutton spoke with Dr Rowena Hill, Psychologist and ‘embedded scientist’ within the...

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...