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.
Young people age 13-17
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. If you would like to find out more, or if you would like to take part, then please contact Lou Baxter directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people age 18+
University College London is running a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.
Across the UK people are facing significant challenges in the face of COVID-19 and the lockdown – please share your experiences so that we ensure your concerns are heard.
Each week 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 government advice and decision-making.
Participation involves answering a 10-minute online survey now and then answering a shorter follow-up survey once a week whilst social isolation measures are in place.
Neuroscientists from University College London have developed a new app, Brain Explorer, which explores the link between brain development and mental health. UCL’s leading neuroscientists test brain functions and gather research using games for everyone to play. This ‘citizen science’ project enables everybody to become a researcher and to learn about how the brain works.