coronavirus

What might the future hold for children in the UK after lockdown? This question is at the forefront of the minds of parents, teachers, psychologists and many others – closing the attainment gap, helping children to get back on track with their educational and social...

After discussions with my family, friends and colleagues, I was surprised to learn that we were all having a very similar, yet bizarre, experience. Lockdown has felt particularly long and tedious but, despite this, we struggled to remember what we had done. Our memories...

It’s been a hard year for children and families. Playtime with friends has been severely restricted. Schools have opened and closed, often at short notice. Activities have stopped and there are few places to go. In the first lockdown, even playgrounds were closed. Many...

When Covid-19 struck the world, it was terrifying – a disease could kill my family. The government released lockdown restrictions to protect the public. However, Covid19 wasn’t the only danger. In one moment, my family could, by law, no longer spend time together at my house...

A clinical psychologist has been honoured by the Prime Minister’s Office with a Points of Light Award for her illustrations aimed at supporting wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Emma Hepburn, currently working on secondment to support NHS staff in Aberdeen, had...

One year on from the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown, psychology is still to the fore in our fight against the virus. With vaccinations being rolled out in many countries we have perhaps reached a critical juncture in the role psychology can play in bringing us out of the...

I have worked at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in acute...

Deep concern, mixed with hope about what lies ahead beyond the winter months… the picture around Covid-19 changes by the day. We never imagined things would unfold like this; lockdowns, working remotely, the frontline, unable to hug friends and even close family members. Tens...

News of the development and availability of effective vaccines against Covid-19 offers hope at a time when we are demoralised by the health, social, and economic impact of the pandemic. Encouraging as this news is, we know that vaccines alone will not end the pandemic. Here,...

University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust’s Dr Sobia Khan is a clinical psychologist based on Royal Stoke University Hospital’s busy critical care unit. She explains how living with Covid-19 affects the mental health of patients and staff and what is being done...