The Public mental health programme and the McPin Foundation have launched Covid Life to document the impact of COVID-19 on people’s mental health.
Since the beginning of this year, the coronavirus has spread across the world and has impacted on every aspect of people’s lives.
As the world adapts and evolves to deal with the implications of the coronavirus, researchers and members of the public involved in the School’s public mental health programme believe it is important to reflect and keep a record of society’s experience of the pandemic.
What is Covid Life?
Covid Life aims to document people’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic, asking the question “what happens to our mental health during a public health crisis?”
The Covid Life team have set up a digital space to bring people together and encourage people to explore what public mental health means during the pandemic by sharing their reflections, thoughts, ideas and experiences.
It is hoped the project will help people feel part of an online community, enabling people to share, relate and reflect on different experiences during this time.
How can I take part?
To take part and submit an entry to Covid Life please visit the I Am Public Mental Health website. You can also follow the project on social media using #IamPublicMentalHealth.
Who is leading the project?
Covid Life is a peer-led project, which means it is led by a team of people who have lived experiences of various mental health challenges.
The project is being led by the Public Involvement team at the NIHR SPHR public mental health research programme. The team are based at the McPin Foundation and are the public partner on the School’s public mental health research programme.
Their role is to bring the voice of the public to public mental health research and aim to ensure that the research programme is timely, relevant, and meaningful to people’s lived experiences of mental health.