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Mental Health


King’s College London

A cohort of 2,500 was recruited across King’s to understand effects of COVID-19 on mental health, wellbeing and life/work, with infection and immunity monitoring being added imminently to understand SARS-CoV-2 prevalence, transmission and health outcomes, including renewed outbreaks of the future, in a densely populated urban environment.


Creation of national NHS CHECK study to establish a cohort of >60,000 NHS staff to investigate the short, medium- and longer-term psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Repeated Assessment of Mental health in Pandemics Study

King’s Health Partners

A study measuring the mental health and wellbeing of the UK population throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and examining factors influencing these aspects.


Helping healthcare workers to cope with stress


A group of mental health experts, led by UCL, have issued advice for frontline healthcare workers on how to cope with stress during the COVID-19 crisis.

How men and women’s anxieties differ


Men and women’s anxieties differ over Covid-19: Men and women express different worries when it comes to the Covid-19 crisis, with women focusing on their loved ones and men concerned with broader effects on the economy and society, according to this new UCL study.

Covid 19 Wellbeing study


Covid 19 Wellbeing study: UCL’s Covid-19 study, the UK’s largest study on adults’ wellbeing and mental health during the coronavirus epidemic has provided numerous insight, including that stress relating to catching Covid-19 is currently highest amongst adults aged 30-59, and those with lowest levels of wellbeing are aged 18-29.

Youth COVID Response Personal Experience (You-COPE)


You-COPE is a longitudinal cohort study tracking health and wellbeing amongst 16-24 year olds in the UK during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Great British Wellbeing Survey

Imperial College, King’s College London, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago

This study is aimed at understanding the mental health and wellbeing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The online survey included data collected in January 2020 to obtain a pre-pandemic sample and in May 2020 and comprises a total sample of 343,017. Depression and anxiety symptoms as well as sociodemographics, personality traits, life circumstances were key measures. Link to survey website:

The Great British Wellbeing survey builds on an assessment used in the Great British Intelligence Test, a joint project between Imperial College London and the BBC 2 Horizon.

The COGENT study

Imperial College, King’s College London, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago

Included in the Great British Wellbeing Survey, the COGENT study which aims to gain insight in to the possible short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19 on our cognition in domains of attention, emotion recognition, language and planning functions. It is known that severe breathing difficulties leading to hospitalisation and mechanical ventilation is associated with cognitive difficulties which can last for many years. This can be disruptive and distressing. The COGENT study will assess if similar difficulties occur after severe symptoms leading to ventilation and also assess the impact in those less severely affected.

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