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The importance of community action and community resilience in the response to Covid-19

23 September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is a global community event which has affected everyone in some way.

There have been many negative impacts, including illness and loss of life, psychosocial isolation, loss of schooling, employment and financial hardship. All of these events have significant psychological effects on individuals and communities.

These impacts are not, however, evenly shared within society.

The pandemic has rendered visible that psychological functioning cannot be separated from the social conditions in which it takes place.

Psychologists have a number of ways of conceiving of these impacts and the mechanisms through which they operate.

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