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Covid-19 and mental health: help promote this work with students

Tuesday 07-04-2020 - 16:28

 

Mental health is of serious concern to students and even more so in the current climate of the coronavirus crisis. It’s one of the reasons we’re supporting the team leading the UK’s Covid-19 central mental health research study, which provides weekly data direct to the UK government, and NHS. This data is used to inform decisions made by government in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

There are already nearly 50,000 UK adults taking part in the study, but we need as many people as possible to help ensure that all age groups and issues are considered as decisions are made.

 

University College London is running the study, which explores the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.

 

Participation involves answering a 10-minute online survey initially and then answering a shorter follow-up survey once a week, whilst social isolation measures are in place. The results are being used to understand the effects of the virus and social distancing measures on mental health and loneliness in the UK, and to inform future government advice and decisions.

 

Adults in the UK can take part and we are encouraging as many students as possible to take part in this important study.

 

You can read more about the study here.

 

And to take part just visit here.

 

Please help to promote the study amongst your students and staff and share with your wider network.

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