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 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.
We're delighted to announce that Lea Milligan has been appointed as MQ's new Chief Executive. He will take up the post at the end of June.
Louise Arseneault is a Professor of Developmental Psychology at King's College London and the Mental Health Leadership Fellow for the Economic and Social Research Council. We asked her why kindness matters to mental health.
For 2020, Mental Health Awareness Week is all about kindness. Research has shown that kindness and mental health are closely connected. Find out how you can make a difference this year.