coronavirus

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...

As an artist, collage has always been my preferred medium of choice. Even when completing the first-year foundation of an MA Art Therapy course, I would use collage if I could get away with it. Perhaps that is why, after a somewhat circuitous career route, I...

Gerald was difficult to reach at first, in the virtual space you have to occupy together via a screen if you wish to conduct therapy right now. In my clinical experience, men can be emotionally elusive. They can have difficulty...

Tell me about joining the cross-governmental C19 National Foresight Group. How did that come about?

I haven’t had time to ask anyone specifically, but I suspect it came about from the range of relevant work I had done previously. Including myself and a...

Spatial distancing behaviour – how close people seek to be when they stand, sit and move together – varies between types of gatherings. In crowds in shopping centres and transport hubs, strangers normally seek to maintain personal space. In the crowds that attend some sports...

In an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), unprecedented changes have been made to the inherently social world we live in. Though for many this may feel unusual, I cannot help but notice that for those on the autism spectrum, attempting to function...