Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General mental health

Writing about personal experiences to improve wellbeing during the COVID-19


Online survey





Time commitment

This study involves 8 online surveys, distributed over a 4-month period.
The total time commitment to complete all parts will vary based on individual responses, but would add up to no more than 4 hours.

Rewards and expenses

Participants who complete all parts of the study (i.e. baseline, all four writing tasks, all three follow-ups) will be paid £35 via bank transfer.

How to take part

About the study

We are looking for volunteers for an online study to help us find new ways of reducing Coronavirus-related distress. You do not need to visit a laboratory - instead, you would be asked to complete some online questionnaires and tasks over a period of time.
Please note that this study consists of several parts that need to be completed over a period of 3-4 months. On completion of the final session, participants will receive a one-off payment of £35 via bank transfer.

What will it involve?

Following an online and telephone screening, if eligible, you would have to complete the following:
+A baseline assessment (questionnaires and a task)
+4 x 20 minutes of writing, on consecutive days
+3 x follow-up assessments (2 weeks, 1 month and 3 months after writing)
Everything is online, so you do not need to visit UCL in person.