On 11th September, we published the 5th Co-SPACE report. Results show that children from lower-income households show elevated mental health difficulties throughout lockdown. The findings also show that while the “emotional difficulties” faced by secondary school pupils reduced as time went on, the opposite was true in primary school pupils who felt increasingly unhappy and worried.
Prof Cathy Creswell was quoted here: ‘These findings highlight not only the huge variation in how children and young people have been coping throughout the pandemic but also how pre-existing vulnerabilities associated with inequality have continued during the crisis. It is crucial that we continue to build understanding of who has been most impacted by this challenging situation so that effective action can be taken.’