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COVID-19: impact on children & young people’s mental health

Help tackle Covid-19's impact on the mental health of children and young people 

University of Oxford researchers are asking for 10,000 parents to help them understand the best forms of support for children and young people’s mental health during the pandemic.

Initial survey findings reveal a fifth of primary aged children are afraid to leave the house. Now more parents’ and carers’ views are needed.

A survey for parents and carers of children aged 4-16 years seeks to gather insight into what protects children and young people’s mental health over time and at particular stress points, and how this varies according to child and family characteristics. Answers will be anonymous.

The aim is to identify what advice, support and help parents would find most useful, so that the most effective support can be given to the best effect.

There is also a survey for children aged 2 to 4 years

More information is available about the research and how you can help on Oxford Health Foundation Trust’s website:

The researchers are also interested in adolescents' views. If the child who the survey is about is aged between 11-17 years, there is an option at the end of the survey for the child to take part.

susan smith · Sun 3 May 2020, 19:56 · Link

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