Psychology, Psychology in the world

Alone together – Mothering Sunday in the times of COVID-19

Sunday 22nd March is Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday. Psychologists from the Networking Families group, Charlotte Dann, Abigail Locke, Lisa Lazard and Rose Capdevila, write about the continuing importance of this celebration in a time of uncertainty. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to overshadow our Mothering Sunday celebrations. Here in the UK, with… Continue reading Alone together – Mothering Sunday in the times of COVID-19

Psychology, Psychology in the world

Mum’s Mental Health: Supporting perinatal anxiety

Dr Gini Harrison from the School of Psychology and Counselling researches perinatal anxiety. Here she offers some guidance on maternal mental health with links to more information. As it’s Mothers’ Day, I wanted to write a blog focusing on maternal mental health. We all know that having a baby can be an exciting time; but… Continue reading Mum’s Mental Health: Supporting perinatal anxiety

Psychology, Social Psychology

Viral language? The emerging discourses of COVID-19

In this blog, Professor Stephanie Taylor considers the language of COVID-19 and its wider implications. In 1978, the critical theorist Susan Sontag wrote about the metaphors of cancer. She argued that the language used to discuss cancer, which at the time was considered an almost untreatable disease, echoed that of the so-called war against communism,… Continue reading Viral language? The emerging discourses of COVID-19