Covid and Mental Health

Our COVID and Mental Health project launched in the spring of 2020 as COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic. In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Mental Health Foundation of the United Kingdom, we mobilized to monitor the evolving mental health impacts of the pandemic on our populations. This work contributed timely evidence and informed various governments, healthcare organizations, and communities as they worked to strengthen mental health responses during this unprecedented time. 

Parent psychological distress and parent child relationships two years into the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from a Canadian cross-sectional study

PLoS One | 2023 | Health

Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have not been felt equally within populations. 

Mental distress and virtual mental health resource use amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a cross-sectional study in Canada.

Digital Health | 2023 | Health

Alcohol consumption is common among young men and occurs in many contexts.

Emotional response patterns, mental health, and structural vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada: A latent class analysis.

BMC Public Health | 2023 | Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to increases in negative emotions such as fear, worry, and loneliness, as well as changes in positive emotions, including calmness and hopefulness. 

Young adults’ mental health and unmet service needs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada and France.

Community Mental Health Journal | 2023 | Health

While young adults experienced mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, little is known about how their mental health needs were subsequently met through access to mental health services (MHS).

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on family mental health in Canada: Findings from a multi-round cross-sectional study.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | 2021 | Health

Pandemic-related disruptions, including school, child care, and workplace closures, financial stressors, and relationship challenges, present unique risks to families’ mental health.