CovSocial Project Phase 1
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on Berliners, encompassing their daily lives, mental health and psychological resilience, their feelings of belonging, trust and their social interactions. The CovSocial project aims to shed light on these crucial pandemic-related changes to the mental health and resilience of individuals as well as the changes to the fabric of Berlin society. With this first issue of the CovSocial report, we illustrate the descriptive findings on selected measures focusing on mental vulnerability, psychological resilience and social cohesion, and show how these markers changed in a large sample of Berliners aged 18 to 65 during the first lockdown in March/April 2020, the re-opening in June 2020 and the second prolonged lockdown from November to March/April 2021.
(see Executive Summary, Singer, T., Koop, S., Godara, M., 2021)