The Covid-19 pandemic is a major health crisis. Covid-related policies, guidance and behaviours have resulted in changes to our lives that go well beyond the health sphere. The impact to our personal, economic and social lives has been extensive, profound and unprecedented.
Looking at the impact of Covid-19 on wellbeing outcomes requires understanding the numerous ways our lives have been affected, what matters most to people’s happiness, and how different people have been affected in different ways, particularly identifying people and groups who are at risk of low wellbeing.
In this meeting we heard from speakers who shared evidence and insights on how wellbeing in the UK has been affected by Covid-19.
Daisy Fancourt, UCL, Lead investigator, Covid Social Study
Jan Emmanuel De Neve, Oxford University, Wellbeing Research Centre
Laia Becares, University of Sussex, co Author Runnymead report: Overexposed and under protected
Ben Cavanagh, Scottish Government, Covid-19 impact on communities
Joanne Smithson, What Works Centre for Wellbeing, Wellbeing inequalities and Covid-19