coronavirus

To dip into what has been variously described as a ‘treasure trove’ and a ‘confusing mess’, see tinyurl.com/psychmagcorona – here, we look to give you a snapshot of what’s on offer, by drawing out some key themes. Some...

Schools are complex organisations, which are multi-layered and multifaceted. They look inward to the task of educating children and young people, outward to serve communities and society in the task of preparing young people in ways which will enhance their life chances. All...

In the last issue of The Psychologist we reported on the many activities of the British Psychological Society Covid-19 coordinating group. Ella Rhodes caught up with some of the lead members...

Moving to the South West of England a few months ago, I had mixed feelings. I made the decision to move for an Assistant Psychologist role, which I had worked hard to secure, and was excited to start. However, as a queer person, moving to a place with a reputation for largely...

Before the coronavirus pandemic, mental health and musculoskeletal disorders represented the leading, and most long-standing causes of sickness absence and avoidable work disability.[1,2] This was despite increased workplace regulation, clinical guidance[3]...

Today’s NHS mental health services are stretched, and private therapy remains an expensive and often inaccessible option. As a result, many of the 1 in 4 adults in the UK who suffer with a mental health problem each year [1] find their own ways to navigate their...

In the recess of their personal thoughts, every person at some time in their life muses on a question: Is death really the end? If not, what comes after? I must admit – it feels like a confession – that my sense is that death is a portal into some other kind of conscious...

The Covid-19 pandemic has stimulated countless applied research projects from academics in all disciplines, including psychologists. However, not all research being conducted is high quality and some of it does not appear to include outcomes of value to patients or the public...

About half a year before the pandemic and worldwide lockdowns, I conducted research at the University of Derby which was dedicated to the exploration of the influence of dance on embodied self-awareness and wellbeing. The research was included into a paper, which we later...