Based on parent/carer reports within the Co- SPACE sample:
- On average, behavioural, emotional, and attentional difficulties decreased as COVID-19 related restrictions eased from February to April 2021. They remained relatively stable between April and June (the month-to-month change was not statistically significant).
- The decrease in symptoms since February was especially pronounced for primary school aged children (4-10 years old).
- On average, children with SEN/ND and those from low-income households have not shown this post-lockdown recovery and have continued to have elevated mental health symptoms.