About the CovSocial Project
The CovSocial project is a multi-phase research project employing a multi-domain and multi-method approach to studying and reducing the negative psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Berliners.
In the first phase of the project, we assessed changes in different aspects of mental health (depression, anxiety, worry, fears), resilience (optimism, coping strategy use, self-efficacy, resistance), and social cohesion (trust, belonging, interaction, participation) over the period of January 2020 to April 2021. In the second phase of the project, we tested the effectiveness of app-delivered socio-emotional and mindfulness-based interventions in reducing stress, loneliness, depression and anxiety, and in enhancing resilience, empathy and compassion during the pandemic.
The findings from the first phase of the project will help at identifying individuals who might be more at risk due to large-scale stressors, and what protective factors can help diminish the impact of such stressors and protect mental health. The findings from the second phase of the project will allow for the development of scalable psychological interventions aimed at improving resilience and social cohesion while lowering vulnerability during similar stressors of global scale, which will further improve our readiness for future global crises of such nature.
For latest updates on peer-reviewed publications, please see here.
To download a free report of our findings from phase 1, please see here.
To register for our online conference in December, please see here.