Posts by Tim Vizard

Exploring the changing impact of COVID-19 on our lives

People walking around going about their day in an urban setting

In March 2020, as the nation was urged to stay at home and only to leave for essential reasons, our lives were turned upside down.  At ONS, most staff moved to homeworking, and those of us with children found ourselves, in common with millions of others, trying to combine childcare and home-schooling with working in new ways.  Here Tim Vizard looks back over the impact we’ve seen the pandemic having on people’s lives.

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Children’s Mental Health: Understanding the issues

The possible effects of screen time and social media on children’s mental health are much in the news at the moment. But the mental health of the youngest in our society is complex and can be affected by many factors. To mark Children’s Mental Health Week and Time To Talk Day, Tim Vizard explains how ONS is working to improve the evidence base.

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