Covid-19 video resources

Explore the video resources we have collated during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Starting DClinPsy Training in 2020

On 26 August 2020 the DCP Pre-Qualification group hosted a webinar for the DClinPsy 2020 intake to provide a space for reflections and Q&A in relation to starting training during the coronavirus pandemic.

The focus of the event was on issues around being a trainee during coronavirus and the implications of remote teaching and placements, as well as discussions about starting training more generally.

The event featured representatives from:

  • BPS DCP Pre-Qualification Group
  • BPS DCP Minorities Sub-Group
  • BPS DCP Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology
  • BPS Workforce and Training
  • ACP Director of Trainees
  • Community Psychology Representatives

Children and young people's experiences of isolating and shielding due to Covid-19

The DECP recently produced this short film featuring a number of children and young people sharing what lockdown has been like for them.

There are two versions of the video - the longer, full-length version, and a shorter, simpler version.

For both versions we asked some children and young people who have been shielding or isolating what they liked, and what they found hard, about it.

We also asked them what advice they would give to other children or adults.

Children and young people's experiences of shielding and isolation - full version
Children and young people's experiences of shielding and isolation - short version

Back to school transition: the importance of playtime

The Division of Educational Psychology has produced the following advice for teachers and other professionals on how play helps children and young people manage their emotions.

With the return to school for some children just around the corner, and lockdown restrictions easing, the British Psychological Society has launched two short films to help parents, carers and education professionals use play to support children to make sense of the changes happening in their lives.

This video offers professionals expert advice from educational psychologists about the role of play in supporting learning and promoting children’s wellbeing as they return to a school environment that may look very different.

The psychology of play

The Division of Educational Psychology has produced this video to provide advice for parents and carers on the psychology behind playtime and how it helps children and young people manage their emotions.

With the return to school for some children just around the corner, and lockdown restrictions easing, the British Psychological Society has launched two short films to help parents, carers and education professionals use play to support children to make sense of the changes happening in their lives.

Created as a resource for families, this video highlights the benefits of using play to help children understand the changes they are experiencing and gives tips on using play to support their wellbeing.

Webinar: meeting the psychological needs of people recovering from severe coronavirus

In this free webinar the co-leads of our recent guidance paper David Murphy (President of the British Psychological Society) and Dr Dorothy Wade (Principal Health Psychologist, Critical Care, at UCLH NHS Trust) will explore how to support the rehabilitation of patients in greater depth.

Hosted by David Murphy (President of the BPS) and Dr Dorothy Wade (Principal Health Psychologist, Critical Care, UCLH NHS Trust), and featuring additional contributions from Dr Debra Malpass (BPS Director of Knowledge & Insight), Dr Michael Skene (GP Partner/A&E Doctor, Exeter), and Peter Gibb (CEO ICUsteps) the webinar covers issues such as:

  • understanding of the psychological aspects of recovery
  • risk factors of ongoing psychological difficulties
  • best practice in approaching psychological care

Webinar: towards the new normal, and beyond

Once the worst of the coronavirus crisis is over what might 'the new normal’ have in store for us? How might our society be changed six months, a year, five years, 20 years into the future?

On 5 May 2020 BPS members Dr Rowena Hill (Nottingham Trent University, currently seconded to cross-governmental Covid-19 Foresight Group), Professor Susan Michie (Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at UCL), Kathryn Scott (Director of Policy, British Psychological Society) and Dr Jon Sutton (Managing Editor, The Psychologist) hosted a webinar to address many of these questions, as well as others supplied by attendees.

Video: using technology to say goodbye

Dr Elaine Kasket from the BPS Covid-19 Coordinating Group talks about the difficulties of saying goodbye to loved ones and grieving during the current pandemic and the ways in which technology might be able to help.

Video: planning for your digital legacy

 Dr Elaine Kasket from the BPS Covid-19 Coordinating Group talks about making plans for the end of your life from a digital perspective.

Many of us store practically important and sentimentally valuable information using technological devices.

If important material is stored on password-protected devices it is important for people to make sure that their families are able to access this material should the worst happen.

Discussion: the psychological needs of healthcare staff

David Murphy, President of the British Psychological Society, hosted a discussion on the psychological needs of healthcare staff during the coronavirus crisis with eight healthcare professionals, and three other members of the group that developed the BPS Guidance document. Please note that the group discuss their experiences of a range of clinical issues including end of life care.

Webinar: top tips on providing effective therapy via video

BPS members have produced a free webinar for psychologists giving therapy over video during the Covid-19 pandemic and in the future. The webinar lays out the practical considerations that psychologists need to take into account when using online video software, including connectivity and consent issues.

The webinar lays out the practical considerations that psychologists need to take into account when using online video software, including connectivity and consent issues.

It also looks at tips for getting the most out of software, such as the options to share your screen or documents with a client, opening up possibilities for increased collaboration.

Presented by Dr Alesia Moulton Perkins, Professor Helen Pote, and Dr Gary Latchford.

Webinar: the psychological needs of healthcare staff

In light of the situation that healthcare staff now find themselves in, BPS president David Murphy and lead clinician Julie Highfield (consultant psychologist ICU Cardiff) conducted a webinar to address some of the thinking and frameworks around the current psychological landscape for health workers.

The BPS has also highlighted the immediate need to care for the psychological welfare of healthcare workers with the release of a guidance document aimed at healthcare managers, as well as healthcare staff.