We talk to business psychologist, Emily Cooke, about the mental health implications of the Covid-19 crisis and the mass move to home working and find out how an app can help support us.
We talk to business psychologist, Emily Cooke, about the mental health implications of the Covid-19 crisis and the mass move to home working, exploring the potential scale of mental health issues in this period and getting some tips and advice to help our well-being.
In the interview, we explore:
- Typical symptoms and examples, from mild and common issues to severe problems.
- Her thoughts on some of the likely medium to long-term mental and/or emotional issues as a result of lock-down.
- What some employers are doing to help staff.
- How to use the free NHS app Thrive:Mental Wellbeing to help manage stress and anxiety.
Emily is part of the business psychology team at Thrive where she works closely with corporate clients to deliver psycho-educational training and workshops and inform organisational wellbeing strategies. She has a degree in Applied Psychology from Durham University and an MSc in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology from King’s College London.
Supporting over 1.7 million users, Thrive's clients include Santander, healthcare provider AXA and Aviva insurance. They have recently introduced a webinar series covering topics such as stress, anxiety, coping with remote working, dealing with life-changes and isolation to help thousands of employees during these unsettling times.
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