CCopeY: Examining young people's mental health in the UK during COVID-19
CCopeY is a sequential mixed-methods study which commenced in April 2020. The study aims to examine the mental health status and coping strategies of young people (aged 16-24) in the UK during and after COVID-19 lockdown.
In April 2020, the first survey was sent out to young people which was completed by around 800 participants. A sample of young people from the responses were interviewed online to further explore how they have managed their mental health and coped during lockdown.
A draft paper will be submitted soon.
The research, led by Dr Lindsay Dewa, research fellow, at the Institute of Global Health Innovation will next examine changes over time. Dr Dewa is working jointly with young people as research partners throughout all stages - from prioritisation, to data collection to dissemination.