Impact of Covid-19

4. Longer-term planning

4.1. Navigating your way forward

In March 2020 the WHO announced a global pandemic; a global crisis. Many aspects of our lives have changed as a result. For some, the adjustment may feel minor, for example, if you usually choose to work and study alone, or you’re used to completing your role remotely. However, for most of the population, this impacted our daily lives to a degree which felt unthinkable. This can have a detrimental effect on mental health. Consider the following words and think about whether they resonate with you: 

  • Disbelief  
  • Hope 
  • Denial 
  • Separation 
  • Shock 
  • Isolation 
  • Apathy 
  • Loneliness 
  • Fear  
  • Uncertainty  
  • Trauma 
  • Loss 

Many may also have felt or still be feeling the added upset of worrying about loss of (or cutting short) social activities, holidays, or other personal or professional plans