coronavirus

Dr Vicktor Frankl, the 20th-century psychiatrist, coined the term ‘tragic optimism’, embodying it in his own life. During the Nazi occupation, Frankl lost his parents, wife, and brother. He survived several concentration camps, and following his release from Turkheim, Frankl...

Covid-19 has turned our personal and professional lives upside down. For far too many it has brought tragedy and trauma in its infectious wake. The long-term individual economic and social costs are only just starting...

I work in an acquired brain injury service that provides rehabilitation services to adults who are either back living in their local community or in our neuro-residential settings. Primarily with the aid of various forms of technology, we have continued to provide psychology...

To paraphrase (or butcher, depending on your view), the words of Winnicott; there is no such thing as the human race. That is, similar to the baby that cannot live without a caregiver, the human race cannot live outside of the planet’s ecosystems or natural natural...

With more than 40 years as a developmental and health psychologist with research on deprivation and disadvantage, and as a grandmother, many children have talked with me over the years, both at home and in research. In 2015 I published what some children told me was normal...

Dear Psychology,

You were referred following the loss of normality due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, we thought about how this has impacted your life. When we first met, you were in a state of shock, and throughout our sessions we explored how you were...

With the coronavirus pandemic, there is an immediate need for children’s health and mental health services to adopt digitally-mediated communication methods in their practice. In addition to remote intervention for the individual child, digital technologies can be used to...

Coronavirus has brought new challenges and disrupted the pattern of life. In education we are used to changes every year, but this abrupt transition took the classroom into home, with students learning remotely and parents adopting teaching roles. We are currently in limbo,...

There are multiple pandemics sweeping the globe in 2020.

The first, of course, is caused by the Covid-19 virus. But hot on its heels, we have seen conspiracy theories and false information spreading in its wake. There was the idea that the pandemic itself was a hoax,...

If the coronavirus crisis has shown us one thing, it is the nation’s collective compassion for children and in particular for those who are vulnerable and in need. People have shown tremendous acts of kindness. The people cooking meals for families in need. The professionals...