A new study will determine current risks to adolescents from isolation, online behaviours, anxiety and patterns of seeking support during COVID-19 crisis. In partnership with researchers at the University of Oxford, schools in Oxfordshire can agree to take part in the study for pupils aged 9 to 18 years (Years 5 to 13).
This study – Oxfordshire Online Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey 2020 – will investigate school pupils’ health and wellbeing by asking young people to log in anonymously to an online survey either at home, or when returned to school. A survey was first conducted in May-July 2019, where over 4,000 Oxfordshire pupils in 36 schools took part. This year changes have been made to the survey so that it is relevant to the current COVID-19 challenges.
Read the full story on the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry website.
The research project is organised by Associate Professor Mina Fazel and Dr Karen Mansfield, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. The research is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and by the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre.