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Facilitating community resilience to respond to consequences of Covid-19

20 October 2020

Participation from communities is crucial in reducing the spread of Covid-19, mitigating the negative psychosocial effects of the lockdown measures, and enabling recovery

This guidance document brings together core concepts, principles, and evidence from community and social psychology that can assist local authorities, local resilience forums (LRFs), heads of services, and community groups in their efforts to facilitate community resilience, specifically in the context of Covid-19 crisis as described above.

It is part of a range of outputs from the BPS Covid-19 Community Action and Resilience workstream.

The document is intended to provide a short scientific rationale for existing good practice and to help communities and those who work with them understand what works and why.

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