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Jun
19
2020

The PARTNERS2 pandemic data collection challenge

Members of a trial looking at improving collaborative mental health care explain why they decided to continue the trial during lockdown 

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Jun
22
2020

“It has shown us how humans can adapt”: Life in a time of Covid-19

Despite lockdown being hugely difficult for many, our blogger discusses how society has found positive ways to respond

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Jun
14
2020

“With my healthy strategies for coping unavailable, how was I supposed to manage?” Life in a time of Covid-19

Our blogger describes how lockdown precipitated a drastic decline in her mental health, and what we need to learn from times like this 

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Jun
4
2020

“Somehow, I have found a strength that I never knew existed”: life in a time of Covid-19

Lisa Couperthwaite reflects on the unexpected positives that have emerged for her, amidst the darkness of this crisis

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May
21
2020

#KindnessMatters, but is it enough?

Dan Robotham discusses this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week

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May
20
2020

Appreciating kindness a whole new way

Humma Andleeb reflects on a podcast by Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Dr David Hamilton about kindness, and how we can continue to find opportunities to be kind during lockdown

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May
13
2020

COVID LIFE: Expressions of our experiences

What happens to our mental health during a public health crisis? Together with a team of peer-researchers, Covid Life will explore the impact of the pandemic 

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May
8
2020

Don’t forget about perinatal mental health during Covid

This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.  During Covid, when normal human contact is not allowed, it has never been more important to remember those who may slip through the cracks

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May
10
2020

“Excruciating back pain while self-isolating alone”: life in a time of Covid-19

Julie McWilliam talks about the indirect effects of the pandemic and not being able to let her daughters help

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Apr
28
2020

“I wish I could tell the scriptwriter they’ve gone too far”: life in a time of Covid-19

Gary Coyle shares some thoughts on life in lockdown and the memories it is bringing up

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Apr
22
2020

“Making art has helped me in dark times, including now”: life in a time of Covid-19

Finding a way to lose oneself in the joy that comes from transforming something humble into something new can help with the uncertainty of this time

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Apr
16
2020

Radical collaboration, common sense & a focus on inequality: McPin’s response to the Covid mental health roadmap

The Lancet paper published today is a rapid response to an unfolding, unprecedented situation. Understanding the role and limits of research in addressing Covid’s mental health impact needs careful consideration and the input of many voices

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Apr
9
2020

#PPIcovid19: Making space for lived experience in Covid research

Good involvement in research takes time. And when there isn’t time – it can degenerate into tokenism or not happen at all. We must not let that happen with Covid-19 research, says Thomas Kabir

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