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Survey – how is your family coping as children go back to school?



COVID-19 has uprooted our lives, forcing families to deal with multiple challenges and find a new ‘normal’. 

Researchers from the CO-SPACE study, which is part of the University of Oxford, have spent the past few months trying to understand how families are coping during the pandemic. And, now that children are heading back to school, they want to continue their research.

As we enter this important period of lockdown easing, CO-SPACE want to hear about your child’s experience as they settle back into education. The survey is open to parents and carers in the UK with school-age children. There are also parallel studies for families living in Ireland, Iran, Denmark and Australia (full details and links to the surveys below). 

You will be asked questions that relate to family life, overall health and wellbeing, parenting, psychological effects and how well your family is coping at this time. 

If your child is not yet at school, and is aged between two and four, there is also a parallel study, called CO-SPYCE UK, that you can get involved in. 

The results from the survey will be used to help equip parents with the knowledge and resources to support their child’s mental health and wellbeing during this vital period. 

CO-SPACE will also share its research with other organisations, to ensure children and families are getting the right support elsewhere. 

Fancy it? Give it a go here:

Take part in CO-SPACE UK 

(For parents or carers of children in school year 0-11 (Foundation to GCSEs) or P1 to S4 in Scotland)

Take part in CO-SPYCE UK

(For parents or carers of pre-school children aged 2 – 4 years in the UK)

Take part in CO-SPACE Denmark

(For parents or carers of children aged 4 – 18 years in Denmark)

Take part in CO-SPACE Australia

(For parents or carers of children aged 4 – 17 years in Australia)

Take part in CO-SPACE Ireland

(For parents or carers of children aged 4 – 18 years in the Republic of Ireland)

Take part in I-FACE Iran

(For parents or carers of children aged 4 – 18 years in Iran)

Images: Roman Bodnarchuk/