A mental health awareness campaign on the psychological impact of the pandemic response to encourage values of love, hope & unity.

“After more than 400 days of hysteria, panic and severe restrictions, we are able to understand and analyse the global psychological pandemic unfolding before us.

The public health measures and messaging strategies adopted by authorities and media entities have, inadvertently or not, created a different type of pandemic: an invisible pandemic of fear. Fear of our own bodies, fear of other human beings, fear of touch and intimacy, fear of the outside world – all amounting to fear of living life.

Millions of people worldwide are currently suffering in silence, afraid to leave their past isolation. In order to unlock everyone from this fear we need to regain the courage to live normally again.

We need to help those who are still conditioned by fear to regain the confidence to interact with others as they did before. We need to help them as they take the first steps out of what is effectively a ‘mental lockdown’ and help them integrate back into society. We need to assist and encourage constructive social interactions that can help us all become able to live and love again.

We invite you to join this mental health awareness campaign of LOVE not Fear.”

Professor Marcantonio M. Spada

Professor Ana V. Nikčević

We'd love for you to be a part of #LOVEnotfear, a mental health awareness campaign on the psychological impact of the pandemic response to encourage values of love, hope & unity.

Here's how you can take part in it:

1. Spread #LOVEnotfear through an informal recorded video of yourself with a short message on #LOVEnotfear.

If you would like to use our template, here it is:

Hi, my name is ____ and I am a/an ___ (profession). They say there’s nothing greater to fear than fear itself. They also say that love is the most powerful of all human emotions. Through this campaign, we aim to dispel fear with courage, despair with hope, and isolation through unity. Join us in this campaign of #LOVEnotfear 

2. Share your original story or your vision of #LOVEnotfear in any format or using any medium (art, music, poetry, spoken word, design, film, photography, dance etc.)

Please upload these as posts on your social channels, nominate your friends to participate, use the hashtag #LOVEnotfear and tag us…

Instagram – @lovenotfearmankind

Twitter – @love_not_fear_

Telegram – @lovenotfearmankind

A certain Mr. Eric Clapton is currently guest DJ-VJing for #LOVEnotfear, these songs are his picks for the channel!

Curtis Mayfield   Let's Not Forget
Curtis Mayfield Let's Not Forget
03:47
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
03:14
Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready - #8
Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready - #8
02:55
Soy Gitano
Soy Gitano
05:40
Al Green -  Love And Happiness    *LIVE*
Al Green - Love And Happiness *LIVE*
03:16
Bernstein conducts Elgar - "Nimrod" ('Enigma Variations')
Bernstein conducts Elgar - "Nimrod" ('Enigma Variations')
05:49
Stevie Wonder - Love's In Need Of Love Today (Live)
Stevie Wonder - Love's In Need Of Love Today (Live)
04:14
George Harrison-Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
George Harrison-Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
03:38
PAPE DIOUF LIVE DREAMSTAGE
PAPE DIOUF LIVE DREAMSTAGE
01:48:38
Daniel Santiago - Song for Tomorrow (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)
Daniel Santiago - Song for Tomorrow (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)
03:44
Daniel Santiago & Pedro Martins - From the Mountains
Daniel Santiago & Pedro Martins - From the Mountains
02:19
JJ Cale - After Midnight
JJ Cale - After Midnight
04:14
Django Reinhart   The Quintet of the hot club of France   Jattendrai Swing 1939
Django Reinhart The Quintet of the hot club of France Jattendrai Swing 1939
02:23
VOLVER - CARLOS GARDEL
VOLVER - CARLOS GARDEL
03:06
Ne me quitte pas, Jacques Brel
Ne me quitte pas, Jacques Brel
04:13
Edith Piaf - La vie en rose (Officiel) [Live Version]
Edith Piaf - La vie en rose (Officiel) [Live Version]
03:08
Nat King Cole sings "When I Fall in Love"
Nat King Cole sings "When I Fall in Love"
02:56
Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) (Live at Montreux, 1976)
Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) (Live at Montreux, 1976)
05:54
Handel - Air: "Will the Sun Forget to Streak" - from "Solomon" (HWV 67)
Handel - Air: "Will the Sun Forget to Streak" - from "Solomon" (HWV 67)
05:24
Eric Clapton -  Somewhere Over The Rainbow (HD)
Eric Clapton - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (HD)
04:48
Eddie Harris - Listen Here/Freedom Jazz Dance (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1969)
Eddie Harris - Listen Here/Freedom Jazz Dance (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1969)
07:25
Aretha Franklin, Bridge over troubled water  Switzerland 1971
Aretha Franklin, Bridge over troubled water Switzerland 1971
05:53
Marvin Gaye   What's Going On Live 1972
Marvin Gaye What's Going On Live 1972
06:32
Wes Montgomery - Round Midnight
Wes Montgomery - Round Midnight
08:08
Frank Sinatra - You'll Never Walk Alone
Frank Sinatra - You'll Never Walk Alone
03:28
Joao Gilberto - Estate
Joao Gilberto - Estate
02:18
Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19
Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19
06:09
Smile__by_the_O_Neal_Twins.mp4
Smile__by_the_O_Neal_Twins.mp4
04:07
Luciano Pavarotti - Caruso (Live at Paris 1998) [480p].avi
Luciano Pavarotti - Caruso (Live at Paris 1998) [480p].avi
05:48
Howlin' Wolf - Don't Laugh At Me
Howlin' Wolf - Don't Laugh At Me
04:35
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Live)
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Live)
07:50
BO DIDDLEY 1965
BO DIDDLEY 1965
05:31
ITSA ME, MARO! - Calling Tinho Menezes
ITSA ME, MARO! - Calling Tinho Menezes
03:22
Big Bill Broonzy plays "Hey Hey"
Big Bill Broonzy plays "Hey Hey"
01:27
Camarón - La Leyenda del Tiempo (TVE)
Camarón - La Leyenda del Tiempo (TVE)
03:07
Suprabhat | Ustad Bismillah Khan
Suprabhat | Ustad Bismillah Khan
10:02
BB King - Why I Sing The Blues - Live In Africa 1974
BB King - Why I Sing The Blues - Live In Africa 1974
06:21
John Martyn - May You Never
John Martyn - May You Never
03:32
Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop (June 1967)
Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop (June 1967)
18:43
Ali Akbar Khan - 'Alap in Misra Kafi' | KQED Arts
Ali Akbar Khan - 'Alap in Misra Kafi' | KQED Arts
11:05
Fortune/Walker/Rogers/Isaacs - Where No One Stands Alone (Live At Columbia, TN/2020)
Fortune/Walker/Rogers/Isaacs - Where No One Stands Alone (Live At Columbia, TN/2020)
04:02
Ray Charles - I Believe To My Soul (LIVE) HD
Ray Charles - I Believe To My Soul (LIVE) HD
03:26
Billy Preston - My Sweet Lord (Live)
Billy Preston - My Sweet Lord (Live)
05:04
George Jones   LIVE  He Stopped Loving Her Today
George Jones LIVE He Stopped Loving Her Today
04:16
Charles Mingus 6 w/ Bud Powell - I'll Remember April LIVE '60
Charles Mingus 6 w/ Bud Powell - I'll Remember April LIVE '60
14:29
Puccini: Tosca. Vissi d'arte. Maria Callas in New York 25.10.1956 IN COLOR!!!
Puccini: Tosca. Vissi d'arte. Maria Callas in New York 25.10.1956 IN COLOR!!!
03:41
Muddy Waters hoochie coochie man Newport 1960
Muddy Waters hoochie coochie man Newport 1960
03:08