Published on: Tuesday 9th June 2020
Surrey and Borders Partnership is part of a collaboration group, led by Southern Health, which is conducting a global study into the psychological impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown. The study aims to explore the impact Coronavirus and the lockdown is having on our emotions, behaviour and wellbeing.
Professor Ramin Nilforooshan, Associate Medical Director for Research and Development and Consultant Psychiatrist at Surrey and Borders said: “We are supporting this study so we can find out what is helpful for people during this time and also what may cause some people to be more affected than others by what's going on in terms of their mental health and wellbeing. This information will help us better support people now and in the future.”
If you are over 16 years old and would like to take part, please click here. When asked where you heard about the survey please select Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
With Over 55 sites across the UK and dozens across the globe either already running the survey, in the process of setting it up, or expressing their interest, it is hoped the study will provide researchers and the NHS with much wider view of how the pandemic has affected people. This data can then be used to adapt and improve our responses to future crisis, allowing a more personalised approach to psychological support.  
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