January Update: The Psychological Impact of COVID-19

Every month, we summarise recently published research on mental health, COVID-19, and the pandemic’s effect on wellbeing. As 2020 came to a close, particular themes from mental health research continued to emerge. Mental health has been significantly impacted across countries and particular groups have been more affected than others, but there are things we can do to improve our wellbeing and psychological health. In the summary below, we look at data from a new study that has synthesised findings from longitudinal studies across Europe and consider how we can protect our own mental health as the pandemic continues.

To read more research on COVID-19 and its mental health impact from earlier last year, see our blog page.

The pandemic and mental health