Wellbeing in the time of COVID-19: The Agenda in full
COVID-19 has had a marked effect on the global population, but it won't just leave physical scars. There's another less visible pandemic – one affecting our mental health and wellbeing. In this edition of The Agenda, Stephen Cole looks at our hopes, fears and lockdown nightmares.
Joining from Pavia, Italy, was psychiatrist Damiano Rizzi. He's the founder and president of Soleterre, an Italian organisation dedicated to supporting doctors and nurses on the front lines of some of Italy's worst-hit hospitals.
Also on the show was one of the UK's most renowned anthropologists, the University of Oxford professor Robin Dunbar, who explainsd how understanding behavioral science can help to slow the spread of the virus.
Have you had vivid dreams during lockdown? Dylan Selterman explained why so many people have reported strange dreams recently – and what the phenomenon says about our mental health.
And could we be entering the most creative period in human history? Apparently so, according to Sandi Mann, author of The Upside of Downtime. She argued that being bored in lockdown is unlocking our capacity for creativity.