The COVID-19 Social Study, run by University College London, is the UK's largest study on the psychological and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Involving more than 70,000 people who have contributed 1.2 million surveys, 20,000 testimonials and 350 telephone interviews to date, the study has provided vital data throughout the pandemic, informing the public, NHS, government, and hundreds of third sector organisations.
THE STUDY - ONE YEAR ON
Watch what we've learned about COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
As we continue to grapple with the many challenges that have arisen with the pandemic, we at UCL want to ensure that all voices are heard.
By participating in telephone interviews, you can help us gain an in-depth understanding of your experiences.
Your input will help us to:
We are sharing the results each week with key decision makers, including:
Along with hundreds of mental health organisations, community groups and charities, so the results are having an impact every day. Your input will guide the advice they give to stay well at home, and support us as we emerge from the crisis.
The study is funded by the Wellcome Trust the Nuffield Foundation, with further support from UK Research and Innovation. However, the views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the funders. Click here to read more about the Nuffield Foundation. We are grateful for support with recruitment from Find Out Now, HealthWise Wales, NUS, Age UK, SEO Works, the Ramblers, and FieldworkHub.
Track patterns of mental health and loneliness in the UK over the coming weeks
Understand which groups are most at risk
Identify potentially protective activities people could be engaging in