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University of Surrey research on impact of coronavirus pandemic on mental health

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University of Surrey research on impact of coronavirus pandemic on mental health

Published by Laura Scardarella at 12:33pm 21st May 2020.

The University of Surrey has launched a new research project which will assess the impact Covid-19 has on peoples' mental health and wellbeing.

The aim is to help policy makers improve their responses to the global pandemic. 

Dr YingFei Héliot, Organisational Behaviour lecturer at Surrey Business School, started the project when the pandemic first hit - with information to be used from a survey of people 18 years and over from across 30 countries.

In partnership with Dr Ilka H Gleibs from the London School of Economics and Neela Muehlemann from Nottingham Trent University, Dr Héliot will investigate the impact on people's health and wellbeing.

At the end of the year, the results will help Dr Héliot and her team to provide accurate information to Government policy-makers on how people are dealing with the current crisis.

Dr Héliot explained what the study hopes to achieve:

"Our study will aid prevention plans for policy makers across the globe in addressing mental health and wellbeing during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

“Previous studies have shown that many people develop negative psychological responses like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during and after epidemics.

"Processes must be put in place now and in the future to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of the global population are cared for.”

Click here if you would like to take part in the survey.