Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing in the UK

With all of the uncertainty and upheaval that the COVID-19 outbreak has brought, there is a need for research to be conducted to understand the impact that the outbreak is having on people's mental health and wellbeing.

Researchers based at the University of Liverpool (Dr Ross White and Carine van der Boor) have launched a study that will explore the behavioural and emotional consequences that the COVID-19 outbreak, and the associated restrictions on people's social interactions, are having on adults living in the UK.

The study aims to track changes across time by giving participants the opportunity to take part in a second round of data collection in the future. It is anticipated that this research will help to promote better understanding of the impact that pandemics, and nationwide responses to pandemics, can have on mental health and wellbeing during and after the crisis. This will be helpful for government departments, clinical services and community-based sources of support in planning how best to support the population during future pandemics. The study will also contribute to efforts aimed at promoting understanding amongst the public about what factors can be protective in mitigating the mental health and wellbeing impacts of public health emergencies.

To be eligible to participate, you must be:

  • Living in the United Kingdom at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK
  • Fluent in speaking English language
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Able to complete an online survey

The survey takes around 20 minutes to complete. For more information, and to access the survey, please use the following:




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