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Call for participants for UCL COVID-19 Social Study

University College London are looking for willing candidates to help them understand how the pandemic has impacted mental health, wellbeing and access to support.

Would you be interested in talking to University College London about how the pandemic has impacted your mental health, wellbeing and access to support? For their COVID-19 Social Study they are interviewing people who have a range of experiences, including young informal carers (aged 13-24) and people experiencing financial difficulty.

All participants will be reimbursed a £10 shopping voucher to thank them for their time.

The study has already conducted over 200 interviews hearing about  experiences of social distancing and self-isolation during the covid-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on wellbeing and mental health. If you identify with one of the following groups, the study would like to speak with you:

  • People experiencing financial difficulties (e.g. low income, unemployment, change in income, difficulties paying for everyday essentials/bills)
  • Women who have experienced a pregnancy and accessed maternity services during the pandemic
  • Young carers aged 13-24 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member or friend (e.g. personal care, practical or emotional support).
  • Women who have experienced a form of abuse from a former or current partner (i.e. physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse, or coercion, threats or intimidation) since the start of the pandemic​​​
  • People who have current or recent experience of problem alcohol or drug use (i.e. injecting drug use/regular use of opioids)
  • People who have experienced homelessness during the pandemic (e.g. rough sleeping, living in temporary or emergency accommodation)
  • Service providers and support staff who work with people experiencing drug or alcohol use, homelessness, financial difficulties or domestic abuse.

Find out more information and sign up  HERE or contact Dr Tom May: t.may[at]ucl.ac.uk.

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