Research into Covid-19’s impact on mental health receives £2 million boost

Six new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) projects totaling £2 million will support the ongoing research investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. These new projects will focus on reducing the negative effects on the mental health of three at-risk groups: (1) healthcare workers; (2) children and younger people; (3) and those with serious mental health problems. These projects will strengthen the evidence base on how this pandemic is affecting mental health. They will also inform strategies for better targeted interventions, on both the prevention and the support side, for those with mental health problems.