As lockdown measures tighten around the world, young people and their parents are increasingly feeling the strain of social isolation induced by Covid-19. With physical distancing and uncertainty about the future becoming the new norm, more adolescents are reporting high levels of anxiety and worry that place their mental health at risk.
We are excited to the collaborating with the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN) to support the Oxford ARC study: Achieving Resilience during Covid-19. The Oxford ARC study investigates resilience and how adolescents and their parents/carers are coping with social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to find out why some young people cope extremely well with stressful situations, while others find it more difficult.
We hope to better understand how psychological factors relating to worry, resilience, and social isolation affects the mental health of adolescents and their parents/carers during the challenges and uncertainties of this pandemic.
You can find out more about the study and how to take part by visiting www.oxfordARCstudy.com.
If you want to find out about other research on the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on young people’s mental health you can read the latest research reports and find out about other ongoing studies on our covid-19 pages.