Mental health – social inclusion & loneliness
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Can the effects of isolation and loneliness be combatted during COVID-19 lockdowns?
It is not easy to take care of our mental health and wellbeing during a global pandemic. Countries are in lockdown, vulnerable people are told to shield and those that live alone are more isolated than ever. Restrictions in our daily lives and working remotely are having a profound impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing and this is often manifesting as loneliness.
It is vital for us all to stay connected and to try and find new ways of keeping in touch during this difficult time. Not only with our friends, family and colleagues but also our community-based networks and resources, health care systems and technologies.
Here we have highlighted some of our latest research and author insights about mental health, social inclusion and loneliness in times of COVID-19.
If you'd like to contribute to the discussion, or have research relating to mental health, we'd love you to get in touch.
This mission supports our Healthier lives goal
Free access to our articles & author videos/blogs
Our publications have content on mental health, social inclusion and loneliness during COVID-19 that we'd like to share with you.
Podcasts & videos
Book: The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health. Karen – along with co-authors Richard Majors and Theodore Ransaw – discuss key issues including stereotypes in mental health, misdiagnoses, and inequalities/discrimination around access, services and provisions.
Book: Cabin Fever: Surviving Lockdown in the Coronavirus Pandemic. Paul Crawford and Jamie Orion Crawford examine 'cabin fever' in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, offering antidotes for it.
Article: COVID-19 and employees’ mental health: stressors, moderators and agenda for organizational actions. Salima addresses the impact of coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak on employees’ mental health.
Article: Winter is coming: age and early psychological concomitants of Covid-19 pandemic in England. Jerome and co-authors Julie Prescott, Rosie Allen, Sandie McHugh look at the effects of the developing pandemic on participants.
Different routes to publication
If you would like to contribute to the discussion, take a look at our different routes to publication and contact us to get involved.
Healthy lives gateway
Publish your work on Emerald Open Research, our open access platform that supports an open data policy and open peer review process.
The Healthy Lives gateway aims to address promoting mental and physical wellbeing and recognises the wider implications that this has on society and the economy.
Free support resources from Emerald Works
Talk to us about your work
We really welcome insights not only from researchers but practitioners too about their work.
If you would like to contribute to the discussion, or you are working on research in areas related to mental health, please let us know by filling in this form.