Covid-19, for some, has led to changes in health behaviours, such as higher alcohol use, lower physical activity, increased sitting time, unhealthy food consumption, higher substance use, and reduced use of health services. Subsequent downstream physical and mental health consequences are anticipated, with wider social and economic implications.Policymakers should set direction for supporting changes to long-term health behaviours through formal commissions and refreshed disease prevention targets. Investment in behavioural scientists, and specifically health psychologists, to help design, deliver, evaluate, and adopt interventions (at individual, community, population, and system level) will help to minimise adverse outcomes1. Behaviour change interventions and health services should meet the needs of high-risk groups to reduce inequalities in burden.
|Place of Publication||Leicester|
|Publisher||British Psychological Society|
|Commissioning body||British Psychological Society|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2021|
- health psychology
- behaviour change
- behavioural science