Optimising Wellbeing during Self-isolation (OWLS)

  • Funded by Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Total publications:9 publications

Grant number: MR/V028529/1

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2021
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $127,323
  • Funder

    Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of York
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Indirect health impacts

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    Not applicable

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

People with severe mental health problems are at increased risk of being affected by COVID-19 and the pandemic restrictions. This is because they are more likely to live in impoverished circumstances and are less likely to be able to access the internet. Many people with mental health problems have physical health problems also which may mean they are in a group that needs to isolate for long periods of time. In this project we want to look at how people with mental health problems are affected by the current pandemic. We want to know whether people are able to access health services when they need to. Whether they are able to use the internet to access services and contact friends and if they are feeling lonely. Finally have they made any changes to reduce the risk of COVID-19 such as stopping smoking. The project involves completing questionnaires and taking part in interviews. We will invite people who took part in the Health and Wellbeing Survey and said they were interested in taking part in future research. The results of the study will be used to make recommendations about how best to support people with severe mental illness during a pandemic.

Publicationslinked via Europe PMC

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Digital health literacy and digital engagement for people with severe mental ill health across the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in England.

Health-risk behaviours among people with severe mental ill health: understanding modifiable risk in the Closing the Gap Health Study.

Exploring Access to Mental Health and Primary Care Services for People With Severe Mental Illness During the COVID-19 Restrictions.

A Year Into the Pandemic: The Diversity of Experience Amongst People With Severe Mental Ill Health.

The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness.

Loneliness among people with severe mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from a linked UK population cohort study.

Health risk behaviours among people with severe mental ill health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of linked cohort data.

The digital divide: amplifying health inequalities for people with severe mental illness in the time of COVID-19.