I’m writing to you to ask your help on the following:
I am a Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Southampton. As researchers and scientists we are still trying to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental and physical health of the population, as well as the risk and protective factors, including spiritual factors.
We are coordinating a large international survey (called COH-FIT ) in more than 70 countries. The results will be important to inform the action of governments and health agencies to face this pandemic and possible future ones.
The survey will close in a couple of weeks. Whilst in some countries there has been a high number of participants ( e.g., more than 11, 000 in Italy and 10,000 in Germany), sadly only 2400 participants have completed the survey in the UK.
I wonder whether you could circulate the survey to all the contacts of the parish, prompting them to complete it and, in turn, to circulate it to all their contacts. The survey is completely anonymous and takes around 30 min for adults and 20 for children. It is available in more than 30 different languages.
The link to the survey is here: https://www.coh-fit.com/
Many thanks in advance !
The COH-FIT project is a large international project to help scientists all over the world understand how COVID-19 is affecting our physical and mental health.
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Southampton, UK
Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Solent NHS Trust, UK
Deputy Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP)
Deputy Editor, Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH)
Academic Secretary, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
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