Co-SPACE Australia Study
The Co-SPACE Australia study will tell us how Australian families are coping during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and what parents can do to help support their children’s mental health. We hope this will help us to understand the needs of families at this time. We will share the findings to help others to provide the right support.
This study is being run by Dr Gemma Sicouri and Professor Jennie Hudson (Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology), Professor Liz Pellicano, Dr Jac den Houting, and Simon Brett (Macquarie School of Education), Associate Professor Iliana Magiati (University of Western Australia) and Professor Patricia Howlin (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London). The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Co-SPACE UK study led by the University of Oxford.
We are looking for Australian parents of children aged 4-17 years to complete questions about you and your child. The questions relate to your family life and relationships, health and wellbeing, parenting, psychological symptoms, and how you are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your child is aged between 11-17 years, they will also be invited to complete a short survey which asks them about their health, wellbeing and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The questions cover quite a lot of areas so that we can get a really good understanding of how things are for you and your family currently.
The survey will take about 30 minutes and you can take a break and come back to it if you wish.
You and your child can then choose to participate in shorter follow-up surveys (about 15 minutes each) every month while COVID-19 restrictions are in place and then 6 months after.