Coping with a Lack of Physical Touch During Coronavirus

Forms of physical touch are an important aspect of general wellbeing. However, during the pandemic, we’ve been instructed to keep a certain distance between each other. Some of us may not have even hugged friends or family in months. What are the benefits of hugs and cuddles and how can we safely promote our wellbeing needs in the current situation?

The Daily spoke with Michaela Pascoe, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mental Health at Victoria University to discuss physical touch.

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