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Help us explore how shielding impacts people's health and happiness

Over the last few months, it has become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on life for us, changing our lives in many ways. However, we don’t yet know how this will change over time and what the impact will be on our health and well-being. 
Art with people and brains

Our study aims to look over time at the way that shielding, as advised by the government for lots of people, impacts the health and happiness of people. We’re trying to find out what support needs people have, to help services be responsive to peoples’ needs when lockdown ends.

We're recruiting adults living in the UK who have either been advised to 'shield' (also sometimes called self-isolate) for 12 weeks, or who are supporting someone in this situation to complete online questionnaires about well-being. Participation is voluntary, anonymous, and will take about 20-30 minutes. We ask will participants to complete two shorter questionnaires again over the coming months. At the end of each round, there will be a prize draw where vouchers of up to £100 can be won. 

Take part in our survey.




Dr Alys Griffiths

Senior Research Fellow / School of Health & Community Studies

Alys is a Senior Research Fellow in Dementia Care with almost 10 years experience of conducting applied research in care homes. Her research focuses on the development, measurement and evaluation of interventions for people living with dementia in care homes.

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