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What Canadian researchers are discovering about the psychosocial effects of the pandemic – OISE

Intimate partner violence, families with young children, people with disabilities and Indigenous mental health are among the many areas under investigation.

We know that the pandemic has led to an increase in depression and anxiety. But which groups are most at risk and why? What are the policy and service delivery adaptations that can reduce the burdens of social isolation, financial stress and fear of the unknown? What are the coping measures that are helping families and communities to be resilient? Across Canada, university researchers are working to understand the particular psychosocial effects of the pandemic, discovering concerning ripple effects – and also reasons for hope.

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