Mental Health

How can we reduce the 'mental load' placed on mothers by the pandemic?

The mental load is a combination of cognitive and emotional labour. Image: Unsplash/engin akyurt

Leah Ruppanner

Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Melbourne

Brendan Churchill

ARC Research Fellow and Lecturer in Sociology, The University of Melbourne

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The mental load is more than just planning.
The mental load is more than just planning. Image: Vitolda Klein/Unsplash

The mental load can be performed anywhere, anytime.
The mental load can be performed anywhere, anytime. Image: Aviv Rachmadian/Unsplash

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a chart showing the mental impact of the pandemic on men and women
The mental impact of COVID-19 on women compared to men. Image: KFF
The mental load affects women’s health and productivity
The mental load affects women’s health and productivity. Image: Annie Spratt/Unsplash

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