The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns and other restrictions have had a lasting impact. Almost overnight, people faced separation from loved ones and friends, significant changes to the way they work or learn, restrictions on leisure activities, exercise and travel, as well as the obvious health threat.
The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) is sharing findings from a pan-European consumer survey which reveal that drinking coffee can help improve mood as the clocks go back for winter and the days get shorter and darker. Watch our video to learn more about coffee's impact on mood and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
The impact of the pandemic on mental wellbeing has been significant for many people across the globe. Recent literature, research and an ISIC sponsored consumer survey of 5,170 people, have highlighted the negative impacts on mood brought on by lockdowns and associated restrictions, including an increase in overall prevalence of depression and anxiety.