Wave 1 Coronavirus Adolescent study findings

This summary document looks at key findings from the first wave of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent's Mental Health in Great Britain study.

The survey went to young people aged 13–19 years old across Great Britain. YouGov administered the survey online between 24th August - 8th September 2020. The survey figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB teenagers in this age range.

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Wave 2

The subsequent wave of this study ran from 17 November to 1 December 2020.
Read the findings from the second wave
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Coronavirus and Adolescent Mental Health Study

The Mental Health Foundation and Swansea University led a repeated cross-sectional study of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected adolescents' mental health (people aged 13 to 19) across Great Britain.

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Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic Study

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.

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