Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic
Working with the University of Cambridge, Swansea University, the University of Strathclyde and Queen’s University Belfast, the Mental Health Foundation is leading an ongoing, UK-wide, repeated cross-sectional study of how the pandemic is affecting people’s mental health,
About the Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic study
The Mental Health Foundation is leading a longitudinal study of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the mental health of people across the United Kingdom.
Wave 12 - September 9-16-2021
Wave 12: September 9-16-2021 - Since the first lockdown in March 2020, UK adults, in general, have slowly become less able to cope with the stress of the pandemic:
Wave 11: 18th June – 2nd July 2021
Restrictions are easing, people relaxing but resilience is still being tested amongst vulnerable groups.
Wave 10: Late February 2021
Emotional and mental wellbeing showing signs of recovery in some areas but not for all
Wave 9: pre-Christmas 2020
Emotional and mental wellbeing struggles continue
Press releases (UK)
Signs of hope for British teenagers' mental health but loneliness and anxiety remain high: New findings from long-term study12 July 2021
People with long-term conditions are more anxious about unlocking: new mental health research.12 August 2021
Nine-Month Study Reveals Pandemic’s Worsening Emotional Impacts on UK Adults
Key indicators of distress among UK adults – including loneliness, suicidality and not coping well with stress – are worse now than at the start of the pandemic, according to new research by the Mental Health Foundation and its university partners.