Bereavement Rituals During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Implications for Mental Health Support, Funerary Practices and Public Health Messaging

About the project

This project explored the ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic dislocated significant rituals and practices around death and dying. Through qualitative research with bereaved families and with funeral directors, the research team sought to investigate the impact on mental health, on adherence to public health guidelines, and on the planning and delivery of funeral services.

Principal Investigator

Dr Karen Windle
(National Centre for Social Research – NatCen)

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Arts & Health and Wellbeing

Knowing the Pandemic

Places and Communities


death mental health ritual