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Young people needed for survey on COVID-19 and wellbeing

Researchers in UCD are investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people’s mental health


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Researchers in UCD are looking for young people to take part in a survey to share their experiences during COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on their mental health and wellbeing.

The survey is being carried out in collaboration with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Child and Young Peoples’ Services Committee (CYPSC), but it is open to young people from anywhere in Ireland.

How to take part in the survey

If you are a young person living in Ireland and you want to share your experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, you can sign up to take part.

In order to take part you must be:

  • Aged 12-25
  • Living in Ireland
  • Have permission from a parent or guardian if you are under 18

If you would like to take part, you can find out more and sign up at the following links:

If you have any questions, you can email clodagh.finn@ucd.ie or niki.nearchou@ucd.ie

What will happen with the survey results?

Researchers hope to use the findings from the survey to provide a description of the current mental health status of young people at different ages, and their knowledge of COVID-19 and how the pandemic has impacted them.

These results can then be used to inform services on how they can help young people and support their mental health.

Who is behind the survey?

The research is being carried out in UCD, led by Dr. Niki Nearchou, an Assistant Professor with the UCD School of Psychology. The project is being funded by the DLR CYPSC Healthy Ireland Fund 2019-2020.

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Published Octo­ber 15th2020
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