Understanding COVID-19: Viewpoints

A parent and child cuddling on a sofa

As we navigate through these changing and challenging times, we are dealing with work interruptions, family disruptions, health concern. None of us is immune to increased stress and anxiety, and this can affect our ability to adapt to a ‘new normal’.

Needle exchange programme logo

In the week we celebrate World Hepatitis Day, Linda Wylie, PHA, and Aaron Carlyle, Director at Solas Pharmaceuticals Ltd discuss the continued delivery of the Needle & Syringe Exchange Scheme (NSES) during Covid-19.

Flattening the curve

Rachel Spiers, Senior Epidemiological Scientist and Lynsey Patterson, Head of Health Protection Surveillance.

Stress control infographic

Dr Kevin Dyer, psychology lead for Health and Social Care Trauma Network, HSCB

Returning to work

Janet Calvert Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager, PHA.

Child social distancing

Dr Claire Neill, Specialty Registrar in Public Health, and Maurice Meehan, Head of Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement (Northern), PHA

Food and mood graphic

Food, mood and wellbeing, particularly during times of stress, by Laura Taylor and Danny Sinclair, PHA Health Improvement.

Dr John Snow

Dr Claire Neill, Specialty Registrar in Public Health, PHA and 

Gloved hands performing an antibody test

Dr Janice Bailie, Assistant Director, R&D Division, PHA

Man grabs his wife's arm.

Deirdre Webb, PHA and Edel Fox, Omagh Women’s Aid