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COVID-19: Supporting Parents, Adolescents and Children during Epidemics

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What is the study about?

The Co-SPACE study and its partner studies will tell us how families are coping during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and what parents can do to help support their children’s mental health.

Your responses will help us to find out how children, young people and their families are getting on, what is working for them, and what they are finding difficult so that we can understand how best to help.

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Why should you participate?

Help us understand which groups are most at risk

Help us track patterns of mental health during the pandemic

Help us identify the best ways to support children and families

Who do we share the results with?

We share the results of the Co-Space Study with key decision makers (including those listed below), along with hundreds of mental health organisations, community groups and charities, so the results are having an impact every day. Your involvement in our ongoing research will have a real positive impact on people's lives.

  • NHS England
  • Department for Education
  • Public Health England
  • Department for Work & Pensions
  • Department of Health & Social Care
  • The Scottish Government
  • Public Health Scotland
  • HSC

Who is funding the study?

The Co-Space study is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Council and the Westminster Foundation.

  • UKRI - Econoomic and Social Research Council
  • Westminster Foundation

The Co-Space study is led by Dr Polly Waite and Prof Cathy Creswell from the University of Oxford and is conducted in co-operation with University College London and University of Leicester.

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  • Oxford Biomedical research centre logo

The Co-Spyce study is led by Dr Pete Lawrence from the University of Southampton and Prof Helen Dodd from the University of Reading.

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The SPARKLE study is led by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and Dr Kasia Kostyrka-Allchorne from Kings College London, and Dr Polly Waite and Prof Cathy Creswell from the University of Oxford.