The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a widespread impact on the mental health of our society. In a new paper, published in the Lancet Psychiatry [23.30 Wednesday 15 April], researchers called for urgent action to be taken now to prevent a mental health crisis.
24 experts came together to write the paper, which gives a research roadmap to help keep us mentally healthy through the pandemic, in an unprecedented rapid response coordinated by the Academy of Medical Sciences and MQ.
Journalists dialled in to the SMC to hear from four authors of the paper, who were answering questions including:
Prof Emily Holmes, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinksa Institutet
Prof Ed Bullmore FMedSci, Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
Prof Rory O’Connor, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Glasgow
Prof Matthew Hotopf FMedSci, Vice Dean of Research at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience