covid-19 social study
The Covid-19 Social Study is a panel study of the psychological and social experiences of adults in the UK during the outbreak of COVID-19 run by University College London
Over 90,000 people are currently participating in the study, completing weekly online surveys about their experiences and behaviours.
We have started recruiting participants for a qualitative interview study.
The results from this study are vital if we are to understand the effects of the virus and social isolation measures on individuals. They will help us to track trajectories of mental health and loneliness in the UK over the coming weeks, identify which groups are most at risk, and understand the effects of any potentially protective activities people could be engaging in. This will help to inform the advice that people are given about how to stay well at home.
The study is still open to new participants and any support with recruitment is appreciated. Please see links at the top of this page.
Dr Daisy Fancourt
Professor Andrew Steptoe
We are grateful for support with recruitment from the People's Postcode Lottery, 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.