Effect of coronavirus crisis on young people's mental health in the UK in 2020

In a survey carried out in March 2020, 51 percent of young people in the United Kingdom (UK) reported that the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting public health measures have made their mental health a bit worse. Furthermore, 32 percent say the impact of the coronavirus crisis has made their mental health much worse, while only seven percent state that their mental health has improved in this time.

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Distribution of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the public health measures on young people's mental health in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 20 to March 24, 2020

Number of respondents

2,111 respondents

Age group

13-25 years

Special properties

Young people who had ever recieved mental health support

Method of interview

Online survey

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