COVID-19: Supporting Parents, Adolescents and Children during Epidemics
What is the study about?
The Co-SPACE study and its partner studies were set up to help us understand how families have coped throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and what parents can do to support their children’s mental health.
The results have helped us to find out how children, young people and their families have been getting on, what is working for them, and what they are finding difficult so that we can understand how best to help.Find out more
Who do we share the results with?
We have shared 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. Participants involved in our research have had a real positive impact on families’ lives.
Who is funding the study?
The Co-SPACE study is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Council and the 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.
The Co-SPACE-Japan collaboration entitled 'Learning from the trajectories of mental health challenges for children, young people and parents over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic' is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Council and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
The Co-SPACE-Japan collaboration is led by Dr Simona Skripkauskaite from the University of Oxford and Dr Naho Morisaki from the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD).
The Co-SPYCE study is led by Dr Pete Lawrence from the University of Southampton and Prof Helen Dodd from the University of Reading.
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.