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PsyImpact & PsySafe


Help us find out what the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is on mental health

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COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, was declared a pandemic by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th March 2020.

How does this affect us? Let us see! Click below and start the survey.

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Why should you take part in this survey?

To help researchers understand the impact of COVID-19 on mental health!

This survey is free and uses globally employed and approved questionnaires.

About our programme

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many restrictions and changes to our lives, implemented to prevent, and limit the spread of the infection. However, our mental health can be affected by social isolation or fear of infection - PsyImpact.

PsySafe Program is a psychological support pilot project designed to increase stress resilience and improve emotional regulation and working abilities. We want to help you maintain your mental well-being. The PsySafe Program was adapted from the WHO recommendations, in addition to national and international guidelines for management of anxiety.

If you are 18 years or older, you can help us assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, help identify protective factors for anxiety disorders, and assist in improving our programme. The programme aims to increase stress resilience, maintain mental health, and prevent work-related burnout for people all over the world.

Our Team

Our team and collaborators include Doctors, Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, and IT consultants.

Our study is carried out with the Approval of the Ethics Committee of the "Iuliu Hațieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, no. 169/24.04.2020. The Principal Investigator is Dr Sebastian Armean, [email protected].

We collaborate with professionals from both EU and non-EU member countries, including the United Kingdom, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Morocco, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States of America.

We are glad that our project has such wide support and wish to continue to enrich our team with new collaborators - doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals, community and religious leaders, social workers, and members of the general public.

Sebastian Armean

Sebastian Armean

Valedictorian of "Iuliu Hațieganu" UMPh, Cluj-Napoca. Sebastian works at his Alma Mater alongside his healthcare roles as a Psychiatrist, Clinical Pharmacologist, Psychologist, and Psychotherapist. He also has a degree in Law from UBB Cluj-Napoca and was an expert panel member for the Romanian Academy Programmes.
Krisztina Armean

Krisztina Armean

Psychiatrist and Therapist in Positive Psychotherapy. Following a medical degree at UMPh, Târgu Mureș, she is currently undertaking a PhD at "Iuliu Hațieganu", UMPh Cluj-Napoca. She has also initiated and coordinated projects for the rehabilitation, social reintegration, and quality of life improvement of patients on long-stay psychiatric wards.
Codruța Popescu

Codruța Popescu

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with 16 years of professional experience in psychiatric services. She is an Associate Professor and Head of the Career Counselling and Guidance Department at "Iuliu Hațieganu" UMPh, Cluj-Napoca. She is currently undertaking Master’s degree in Bioethics at Clarkson University supported by a Fogarthy scholarship.
Bogdan Covaliu

Bogdan Covaliu

Bogdan is a Lecturer in Medicine at "Iuliu Hațieganu" UMPh, Cluj-Napoca. A researcher, trainer and entrepreneur, Bogdan coordinates 30 people from 13 countries for professional development of future healthcare workers. He carries out multiple medical and social projects. He is passionate about people, debates, and ideas.
Maria Bora

Maria Bora

Clinical Psychologist at the Immunodepression Department of the Clinical Hospital for Infectious Diseases Cluj-Napoca. Maria provides support to people living with HIV / AIDS. She has worked in education and in non-governmental organizations. She loves people and finds satisfaction and meaning in everything she does.
Simona Angheloiu

Simona Angheloiu

Social worker, graduate of the Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Social Work Specialization. Simona has 20 years of experience in the field and since 2004, she offers social assistance for patients in the Clinical Hospital for Infectious Diseases Cluj-Napoca.
Monica Comșa

Monica Comșa

Specialist Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, with broad clinical, teaching and leadership experience. She advocates shared formulation of difficulties and empowerment to make positive changes, and is part of international mental health initiatives.
Hanna Hubenko

Hanna Hubenko

Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health, The Medical Institute - Sumy State University, Ukraine, and Scientific Editor of «Philosophy of Education». Chairman of the Bioethics NGO, she developed over 50 social projects. In 2019, Hanna was a Specialist of the House of Europe Health Expert Commission.


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COVID-19 PsyImpact - we evaluate the fear of infection, as well as the insecurity and instability caused by the pandemic. We evaluate the level of self-efficacy, sleeping problems, stress, anxiety, irritability or aggression, depression, and burnout.


"Iuliu Hațieganu" UMPh Cluj-Napoca will be using information from you to undertake this research study and will act as the data controller for this study. This means that "Iuliu Hațieganu" UMPh is responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. The results of this research study may be presented at scientific or medical events or published in scientific journals. All personal identifiable data will be anonymised prior to inclusion in any presentation or publication. No personal identifiable data will be publicly disclosed, except as authorized by you or in accordance with the law.

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