Many countries have currently imposed either a formal lockdown, or otherwise recommended that people stay indoors in their own homes as much as possible. This form of social distancing will help slow the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, but it’s not always easy. However, previous research on isolated groups suggests that art therapy might offer some support.
People in isolation are at increased risk of developing mental health problems, such as depression or increased anxiety. Researchers know this from studies that have previously been done among people who were quarantined during previous disease outbreaks. 

In the 2003 SARS outbreak, for example, only those directly at risk were quarantined, and only patients were isolated. But now, during the coronavirus outbreak, many of us are stuck at home. For people who live alone, this situation is also likely to put them at risk of depression or anxiety.