The Co-SPACE study aims to track children and young people’s mental health throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The results will help us understand how families are coping during the pandemic and what parents/carers can do to support their children’s mental health at this time. As Research Assistant, I compile statistical reports fortnightly and produce infographics to disseminate findings to policymakers, media, and the public.
Prior to joining the Department, I worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital. During my time there, I joined the Psychological Medicine Team to evaluate mental health interventions for children with chronic health illnesses. Before this, I studied Psychology at University College London.
How did the mental health symptoms of children and adolescents change over early lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK?
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