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Project MIND/COVID To protect healthcare workers

This is a national project, led by researchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and Hospital del Mar. The aim is to study the mental health of healthcare workers and other key groups, as well as COVID-19 patients and a sample of the general Spanish population. Natural disasters such as severe hurricanes, floods or earthquakes, and major epidemic outbreaks -including SARS, MERS or Ebola- lead to an increase in acute stress, symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as other mental health problems. This impact can particularly affect the most vulnerable populations and lead to the emergence of mental disorders and addictions. Healthcare workers are a vulnerable population because of the risk of contagion and because of the enormous workload involved in trying to manage the disease.

  • Principal investigator: Dr. Jordi Alonso: Director of the Epidemiology and Public Health Programme (IMIM)
  • Funding: Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII). Ministry of Science and Technology
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