The COVID-19 Social Study is a research study run by University College London, exploring the effects of the virus and social distancing measures on adults in the UK during the outbreak of COVID-19.
The results from this study are vital in informing the advice given to people, the support made available, and the decisions taken.
We are all grappling with the many challenges that have arisen with the pandemic and lockdown - we want to ensure that all voices are heard.
Join over 70,000 people around the UK in sharing their experiences in a 10 minute online survey each week.
Participate in telephone interviews to help us understand experiences in more depth.
We are especially keen to connect with men and people from BAME communities who are living with a long term health condition (mental health, cancer, cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory problems) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, but the views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the Foundation. 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.
Thanks also to Verena Schneider, Charles Brown, Annabel Pilecka, Ollie Dixon and all of the volunteers who have helped to share the study widely.
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