The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental and cognitive health
Participants wanted for research project
You will be asked to read the explanatory statement and consent to the study, before providing your email address. An anonymous link to the study will then be sent to your email address. Your responses will remain anonymous.
The Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH) is conducting a research project to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting upon mental and cognitive health. The research study is open to all individuals, regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Who can participate?
Calling for organisations to participate in this study
- Anyone over 18 years of age
ECIMH is interested in how mental health consequences vary across different occupational and life roles.
ECIMH would like to partner with organisations to share the study with their employees. They will provide a unique code for their employees to enter in the survey which will enable the team to collate responses and provide organisations with a summary of results relating to mood, stress, resilience, and coping styles of people within their organisation. Names and personal information of participants will not be provided.
Your staff will follow the same process as above. When they receive the link to their survey, they will need to enter the unique code where indicated.
If your organisation is interested in participating in this survey, please contact A/Prof Kate Hoy via the details below to receive the unique code to share with your workplace and further details to provide to staff.
What's involved in the study?
- An online survey that takes between 35-55 minutes to complete.
The survey asks participants about mood, physical health, coping styles, resilience and gratitude. There are also some short, thinking tasks to complete as part of this survey.
- You will also be invited to continue to participate in this study for a total duration of three years.
This will involve regular follow-up surveys that continue to assess your mental and cognitive health, which include:
- A 5-minute survey each month
- A more detailed survey every 6 months
If you need more information on this study, or want to know about other studies underway, visit the ECIMH website