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Tag: Psychology

Resetting Your Body

As COVID-19 has spread, a growing number of people’s mental health has negatively been affected – not so much by the virus itself – but by the response to it. Dr Paul Jenkins, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology...

Quality Time At Home

As home schooling draws to a close and children return to their schools, a collaboration between the University of Reading, Oxford and Southampton has found that lockdown did have benefits for young children. Young...

A Lifeline In Lockdown

With her customers relying on their food deliveries, Tina Dwyfor-Jones – Reading graduate and Director of Wiltshire Farm Foods, Preston – tells CONNECTED how they kept the elderly fed throughout lockdown. Many of...

Putting Food On The Table

Reading graduate and Manager of ReadiFood, Alison Peyton, tells CONNECTED how the food bank has provided an essential lifeline to local residents throughout lockdown.   Alison has always been interested in people, so...

Getting Involved

From tackling mental ill health through sport, to tutoring school pupils, CONNECTED looks at how the University of Reading community is helping others during lockdown. The University of Reading community has stepped up...

Navigating Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place in May each year, is particularly salient during lockdown. To help with managing low mood and depression during the COVID-19 crisis, Reading has launched a new online...

Responding To Social Distancing

Professor Patricia Riddell explains to CONNECTED why some people find it harder to observe social distancing measures than others, based on individual beliefs and past experiences. As a Professor of Applied Neuroscience...

Easing Anxiety Through Play

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all confronted with uncertainty and fears – including young people. Professor Helen Dodd speaks to CONNECTED about how parents can use play to reduce their children’s anxieties...