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New survey will look at impact of COVID-19 crisis on people with mental health problems

The pandemic and the restrictions it has caused has had an effect on all of us but it has been particularly difficult for those with mental health problems.

Researchers at the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) have launched a new survey to look into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected those living with a mental health condition.

Professor Ian Jones, director of NCMH, said; “The COVID-19 crisis has already had an incredible impact. At NCMH we want to ensure that the particular experiences of people with mental health problems aren’t forgotten.

We would like to understand how the crisis has affected your day-to-day life and what it has meant for the treatment and support you are receiving.

“We hope the findings of this study will help inform the NHS and policymakers to provide better services and support.”

Taking part

The online survey is open to people over the age of 18 who have experienced a mental health condition. Both new participants who are not already a part of our NCMH cohort study and those who have already helped with NCMH research are invited to take part.

If you have already taken part in NCMH research you will have been emailed a link to complete this new survey. By using this link, it will enable us to link up your response to the research you have participated in previously.

Professor Jones said; “It’s vital we understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on those living with mental illness, I would like to say thank you in advance for helping us make a difference.”

More information about the study and how you can take part can be found here.


Catrin Hopkins

Catrin is the Communications Manager for NCMH and Cardiff University's Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

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