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Covid 19 and mental health - play your part

Tuesday 7 April 2020 Welfare and Student Rights

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 encourage you to play your part, take part, and help the NHS to support us all in this crisis.

You can read more about the study here

And to take part just visit here

If for any reason you don’t want to do this yourself, please pass the information onto your family and friends. The more we play our part the more we can protect the NHS and help to Save Lives.

Play your Part. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.