coronavirus

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...

The imposition of social distancing and regulations to prohibit mass gatherings by the UK government (and many others) created an oft-repeated ‘new normal’ that has had a multitude of ongoing effects on families, organisations and communities (some of which may not be...

During the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health professionals are conducting diagnostic examination and therapeutic intervention under conditions that are unprecedented: by wearing surgical, plastic or black masks, mental health professionals’ facial expressions and emotions are...

As we emerge from lockdown and adapt to the ‘new normal’, we must recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our psychological wellbeing and discuss ways to heal and move forward. This is all the more difficult as the pandemic has limited access to community and health...

Throughout lockdown psychologists from many areas have been working to support, and advocate for, children. As the government plans for pupils to return to schools, but with uncertainty about how this will work in practice, what is the role for psychologists during this...