Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Outbreak Psychological Experiences (COPE) Study


Online survey


16 and over



Time commitment

Approximately 20 minutes.

Rewards and expenses


About the study

In this study, we would like to investigate how social distancing, self-isolation and experiences associated with the COVID-19 pandemic affect mental health. We would like to understand how individuals living with a mental health condition and their carers, as well as members of the general public without a mental health condition, cope and maintain their well-being during these times.

This study will help us to understand similarities and differences in the effect on mental health problems and well-being, and if the support provided affects mental health. We are interested in whether these effects are different in people with lived experience of mental health problems, carers and the general public. We want to understand the types of coping strategies people adopted and how they maintain well-being.

This study has been partially designed by service user researchers and thus the methodology is sensitive to the needs of mental health service users.

What will it involve?

We are looking for people to take part in the online survey who are aged 16+ and currently live in the UK.

You will be invited to take part in an online survey via a weblink.

In this survey, we will begin by asking you some basic information (e.g. your age, ethnicity, educational background, gender, whether you are a service user and/or carer). You will be asked to complete questionnaires about your understanding of stress and reactions to it as well as your experience of depression and anxiety. You will then be asked questions about the effect of social distancing and self-isolation on your well-being and mental health, ways of coping and factors that help you to support your own well-being.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Complete the survey