Dr Lucy Cheke, Sidney Fellow and a researcher in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Psychology, will be running an event during Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022).

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event that provides an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. This year's theme is ‘Loneliness’.

The University is running a series of events during Mental Health Awareness Week including wellbeing photography walks, lunchtime meditations and sessions with titles like ‘What do you value in life?’ and ‘Is social media making us lonely?’.

Lucy’s session ‘Covid and Cognition’ takes place on Thursday 12 May between 12:00-13:00 (BST). The session will focus on cognitive issues in adults linked to long COVID and its significant impact on the ability to remember. Lucy, the senior author of the Cognitive and Memory Deficits in Long COVID’ study, notes that seven in ten long COVID patients experience concentration and memory problems several months after the initial onset of their disease.

Visit the University’s Wellbeing website to look at the full list of events and resources for Mental Health Awareness Week.

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