On this page you'll find resources and information to support your studies and keep you up-to-date on the latest research in mental health and COVID-19.
COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study
A study led by Nishi Chaturvedi to address the impact of COVID-19 and of associated viral suppression measures on health and wealth.
New data hub for mental health research
DATAMIND will provide innovative, high-value data resources for mental health research and innovation.
The UCL-Penn Global COVID Study presents a free webinar series from 2-28 July 2021, sponsored by the UCL Global Engagement Fund.
COVID-19 Unmasked is an online study that was launched in Australia in May 2020 to advance urgent research into understanding the mental health impacts of the pandemic on young children (1-5 years) and their families.
MINDCOVID is led by the IMIM Health Services research group (Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques), with Dr Jordi Alonso as principal investigator.
COVID-19 Social Study
It has been a year since the launch of the COVID-19 Social Study. In that time the public's vital participation in weekly surveys has helped UCL understand how the pandemic has affected millions of people in the United Kingdom.
N3C Data Enclave
For researchers interested in US-based clinical data, the N3C Data Enclave is a vast collection of harmonised electronic health records collected for COVID-19 research. While not focused specifically on mental health, data could be relevant to behavioural health or research related to Long Covid.
On 13 May 2021, the British Medical Journal is hosting the webinar "Covid and Mental Health" as part of a series of online events related to the pandemic.
Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh
Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh from King’s College London urges researchers to use new tools and vocabulary for measuring and discussing race, ethnicity and ancestry. Read her article here.
International 100K+ Cohorts Consortium
The International 100K+ Cohorts Consortium is a global network of large cohorts aiming to improve population health. Dr Jordan Smoller, Dr Sarah Bauermeister, and Dr Andre Brunoni lead one of the IHCC’s pilot projects examining the global mental impact of the pandemic. Cohorts interested in participating should contact IHCC at email@example.com.
Technical Advisory Group
In February, the World Health Organization held its first meeting for the Technical Advisory Group on the mental health impact of COVID-19 in the WHO European Region.
The AnDY Research Group (University of Reading) and the TOPIC Research Group (University of Oxford) have released evidence-based resources for parents and carers on managing child anxiety.
COVID CIRCLE was recently launched to bring together funders and researchers supporting COVID-19 research in low- and middle-income countries. Visit its resource hub and learn about its networks and events.
The TELL Study
The TELL Study, based at the University of Manchester, has released a short film exploring the challenges faced by teenagers during the pandemic. The project places particular emphasis on this age group's wellbeing.
2021 Emanual Miller Memorial Lecture and Conference
International researchers will share their views on how the pandemic has affected child and adolescent mental health at the two-day Emanual Miller Memorial Lecture and Conference from 18-19 March.
Mental health impacts of COVID-19 on NHS staff
The UK government has released a report on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of NHS workers and the support needed for staff moving forward.
The British Psychological Society has put together a hub of resources for psychology researchers and students studying COVID-19.
Covid Corpus is a new interdisciplinary online database aimed at encouraging collaboration and reducing duplication among researchers.
A consortium of researchers from across the UK collaborating to understand the long-term health outcomes of patients who were hospitalised with COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Survey Research Working Group runs sessions every week on survey methodologies best suited to the pandemic and public health emergencies. Membership is open to anyone interested in this topic.
Report: Health and wellbeing during coronavirus
This is a routinely updated report about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental health: listening to young people and learning from Covid-19
This position paper sets out a commitment by Wellcome, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Economic Forum to embed three principles across our mental health work: lived experience, local innovation, and larger than healthcare.
Collabovid helps researchers to identify the most relevant information by using Natural Language Processing.
CLOSER the home of longitudinal research
Search and browse questionnaires and data from the UK’s leading longitudinal studies.
Catalogue of Mental Health Measures
An interactive catalogue of mental health and wellbeing measures in British cohort and longitudinal studies.
Living Systematic Review of Mental Health in COVID-19
Living systematic reviews are systematic reviews that are continually updated and provide ongoing access to results via online publication.
Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic
In this article researchers present data and research from the Coronavirus Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), published and managed by researchers at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
United for global mental health
In April 2020, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, MHPSS.net and United for Global Mental Health launched a webinar series designed to provide policy makers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how to address it.
Stories from the field
MHIN and the World Health Organization Department of Mental Health and Substance Use are collaborating to highlight the incredible efforts of individuals and organisations providing mental health and psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers explore the psychological, social, and neuroscientific effects of COVID-19 and set out the immediate priorities and longer-term strategies for mental health science research.
World Health Organisation
Ethical standards for research during public health emergencies: Distilling existing guidance to support COVID-19 R&D.
COVID-19 Resources for the Research Community
Resources for the academic community on COVID-19 research, community initiatives, and tools for sharing your research during this time.
The scope of mental health research during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath
Researchers propose a coordinated and interdisciplinary mental health science response.
This website is dedicated to learning and development for public involvement in health and social care research.
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Click below to see papers on mental health and COVID-19 that are currently under review.
Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice nor health-related behaviour and should not be reported in news media as established information.
We have collected widely used scales and newly validated bespoke COVID-19 mental health measures. Researchers in our network can use these to design studies that can be compared to others around the world.
GAD-7 (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
Psychometric properties for translated measures
PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire)
Psychometric properties for translated measures