Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Covid-19, social media and mental health


Online survey





Time commitment

You would have to spend 5 minutes once a week for the duration of the lockdown, and a few weeks following the opening of schools/universities.

Rewards and expenses

There are no financial incentives.

About the study

Young people are now faced with daily disruption in their routine, education, and social life. This study will tell us about the experiences of young people during the Covid-19 lockdown. We hope to understand how their mental health and wellbeing is influenced and if social media can be used to remain socially connected and emotionally supported. We hope to share findings with you every month.

What will it involve?

This is an online survey that you can complete on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You will be asked to complete an initial survey that takes 7-10 minutes. We will then send a shorter (5-minute) survey every week, during the lockdown and a few weeks after the schools/universities open. This will help us to understand if and how your experiences are changing over time.

To take part you must be between the ages of 16-24 and currently live in the UK.

Complete the survey