Christian Dalton-Locke

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Christian is currently doing a PhD at UCL looking at the effectiveness of mental health rehabilitation services. He is also a research assistant for the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit. Before this he worked as a researcher on the QuEST study, a national study investigating the quality and effectiveness of mental health supported accommodation services, and as a support worker for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. His interests include mental health rehabilitation (services, interventions); complex and longer-term mental health problems; crisis care (home treatment teams and alternatives, e.g. crisis cafes) and mental health and COVID-19 pandemic.


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The COVID-19 pandemic is harming our mental health, and it’s affecting some more than others

When interpreting the results from this study, the recruitment method and representativeness of the sample need to be considered.

In his debut blog, Christian Dalton-Locke reviews a recent longitudinal (online survey) study, which looks at mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research finds that women, young adults, those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and people with pre-existing mental health problems were affected worse than others.

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