December Update: The Psychological Impact of COVID-19

This is our final research summary of 2020. Every month, we publish these articles to inform our network about the latest research on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the mental health and wellbeing of populations across the world.

We finish the year by focusing on five important areas of research: whether the pandemic has or will lead to higher suicide rates; the range of findings on how young people and students are coping with this difficult time; the extent to which people with pre-existing mental health conditions have been worse affected than others; whether digital mental health services can fill a gap during the pandemic; and how our behaviour and habits have changed in the last year.