Between 2020-2022, working with the University of Cambridge, De Montfort University, Swansea University, the University of Strathclyde and Queen’s University Belfast, the Mental Health Foundation led a ground-breaking, long-term, UK-wide research study of how the pandemic affected people’s mental health.
Inequalities & mental health during the pandemic
Read how the pandemic exacerbated existing inequalities, created new ones, triggered various emotional responses, and what coping strategies helped people survive the pandemic.
About the ‘Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic’ Study
Learn the background behind the ‘Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic’ study – who was involved and how the project was run.
Coronavirus and Adolescent Mental Health Study
Explore our other study into the pandemic's effect on mental health focused solely on adolescent mental health.
The Mental Health Experiences of Older People During the Pandemic
The Mental Health Foundation worked with Independent Age to produce this report on older people's mental health during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic, financial inequality and mental health
Explore this briefing surrounding financial inequality and mental health during the pandemic. This report was a result of this ‘Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic’ study.
Resilience across the UK during the coronavirus pandemic
This research briefing looks at resilience across the UK during the coronavirus pandemic and how people are coping.
Coronavirus: The divergence of mental health experiences during the pandemic
This briefing reports findings from the Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic study around how people’s experiences during the COVID-19 crisis varied depending on social and economic factors.
Explore our findings and statistics about mental health from different waves of the pandemic.