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Health and Wellbeing

OU researchers are working to help people to stay physically well as well as mentally robust and connected during the pandemic.

Call for early mental health support for children during COVID-19 

A team of OU researchers which studied children's experience of death anxiety during COVID-19 has called for early mental health support to address the effects on children.

How gratitude can help improve mental health after the COVID-19 pandemic

Clapping for the NHS revealed the desire to express gratitude during the pandemic, and now researchers have created a tool to enable people to say thank you more easily.

OU funds first psychological resources for organisations hub

A hub that will offer psychological resources to organisations and employees to help them to manage the effects of COVID-19 has been launched.

Launch of Creative Writing Handbook for Health Care Workers

The Creative Writing Handbook for Health Care Workers is the result of The Open University and North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust joining forces on a pilot to establish whether creative writing practice could reduce stress with Health Care Workers. This work was funded by The Open University’s rapid response COVID-19 research funding scheme.

Detecting Sars-Cov2 in sewerage systems

A research project which will develop a system to detect coronavirus in sewerage systems has received funding from the OU's Rapid Response to Coronavirus scheme

New study to enhance the impact of technologies for hospice residents

The OU Rapid Response to COVID-19 funding scheme has made it possible to enhance the use of technologies in a hospice during the pandemic

Reseach to asses the impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Responders

A project which is assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Responders has been funded by the OU Rapid Response to COVID-19 scheme