Mental wellbeing in a pandemic: the role of solidarity and care

Hui Yun Chan

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COVID-19 deeply affects many spheres of life. Lockdown measures implemented worldwide have accentuated mental wellbeing changes in the population from the perspectives of space and social relations. These changes leave lasting imprints on individuals and communities. This article draws upon solidarity and care ethics in exploring their role in rebuilding mental wellbeing in the light of constraints arising from lockdown. The diversity of responses to physical and social isolation during the pandemic illuminates the distinctly relational nature of human beings, offering the opportunity for care and solidarity to respond to mental wellbeing challenges in an inclusive and context-sensitive way.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalPublic Health Ethics
Issue number1
Early online date23 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021


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