Mental health and the Covid pandemic

May 06 2020 by Nicola Hunt Print This

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.

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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 Kings 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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