Take part in a research study
The COVID-19 outbreak is already having a large impact on young people’s mental health. In order to provide the best advice for young people and those who support young people the UK needs research into how changes as a result of COVID-19 are affecting mental health and how different activities and behaviours have an impact on mental health.
Please consider taking part in one or more of the research studies below, to help build the research evidence we need to effectively support young people’s mental health both during the current lockdown and in the future.
The Loneliness & Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network (LSIMHRN) and the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) public mental health programme have launched a survey to identify how to tackle loneliness and social isolation in 16-25 year olds.
The team are inviting members of the public, practitioners, charities, those working in mental health services, policy makers and researchers to complete the survey.
The results of the survey will be used to identify research priorities to improve understanding and help to address loneliness and social isolation in 16 -25 year olds, also known as emerging adults. These research priorities will be used to develop interdisciplinary and cross-sector funding bids that aim to develop and test interventions to address these issues with the aim to prevent mental ill-health.
The survey will be open from 25 March until 31 May 2021. All survey responses will be confidential and anonymised. You can complete the survey here.
Young people age 13-17, UK-wide
What are your experiences of ‘social distancing’ and having to stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Researchers at University College London would like to talk to young people aged 13-17 years old about your experiences of social distancing and self-isolation during the covid-19 pandemic and how this has made you feel. The interview will take place with a researcher over the phone or on a video call (depending on what you would prefer) and should last around 45 minutes.