We're relaunching MQ Open Mind for a lockdown webinar series. We’ll be talking about the big issues affecting mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the UK, around 1 in 8 adults are carers, with 1.3 million people estimated to be providing care for over 50 hours a week. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly added an extra layer of complexity for many carers. Understanding why some carers remain resilient under this long-term pressure and burden, while others develop anxiety and depression, is vital in order to identify new targets for intervention. That’s why Emma Wilson is are running an online study that looks at resilience and distress in unpaid carers. Find out more and sign up via Participate.
In April, we worked alongside the Academy of Medical Sciences outlining the priorities for a mental health research response to coronavirus, which was published in the Lancet Psychiatry. The Lancet has since published a further paper that builds on the community's response, outlining five areas that need to be at the front and centre of the ongoing mental health research response to the pandemic.
We know COVID-19 is hitting mental health hard. It is also clear there are a number of vulnerable groups at particular risks, including those with increased risk of mental illness, such as trans and gender diverse young people. We caught up with Dr Beth Jones to discuss her latest study on the effects of social distancing on trans and gender diverse young people.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, research across the world has understandably focussed on treating and preventing physical illness. But at MQ, we believe that the questions about mental health are just as important as those about physical health – and must be addressed with the same urgency.
A lot has changed since the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world. At MQ, we know that the global response must include mental health. Read about our webinar with leading scientists, and find out what they think are the five most vital aspects of mental health and COVID-19.
Duncan Lowman witnessed one terrorist attack and narrowly escaped another. He shares his mental health journey and talks about his experiences of living with PTSD.
Flo Sharman is a website content creator, public speaker and an MQ Ambassador. She spoke to us about her experiences during lockdown as someone living with mental illness, as well as the coping strategies that are helping her during this time.