TAKE PART IN COVID-19 RESEARCH
University College London is running a major national study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK. The results are analysed weekly and fed directly to government, Public Health England, NHS England and other national bodies as well as being made publicly available as reports. The data is 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 decisions relating to the pandemic.
Already there are over 80,000 UK adults taking part in the study, but more are needed for the research. As the findings from this study are being used by government, local authorities have been asked to disseminate details to residents through newsletters and mailing lists to increase participant numbers. Taking part 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.
Notably, the study also includes questions on cultural and leisure activities; the study team will be analysing data and helping us to understand more about people’s attitudes to these activities once lockdown ends.
For more information, visit www.marchnetwork.org/research or to take part visit https://redcap.idhs.ucl.ac.uk/surveys/?s=TTXKND8JMK
Very many thanks for your support.