How is lockdown affecting our health?

Public health experts at Liverpool John Moores University are looking into how lockdown has affected the physical and mental health of people in the North West.

Researchers from LJMU Faculty of Health will be asking hundreds of residents for their views and are inviting LJMU staff to share their experiences six weeks on (and counting) since the Government imposed social distancing.

The project is led by Professor Vivian Hope from the Public Health Institute alongside Dr Caroline Brett from the School of Psychology.  

The online survey takes 25 minutes to complete and covers a range of lockdown concerns, from our sleeping, drinking and relaxation habits to the incidence of anxiety and domestic violence. It also poses questions around the official handling of the lockdown and when it might be right to lift the restrictions.

The project is open to people aged 18 years and over who are currently live in the North West of England. People who participate in the online survey will be invited to take part in follow-up surveys that take place every 3 weeks over three months, and potentially interviews that will look at the impacts of COVID-19 and the restrictions in more detail.

The survey can be accessed here: and this page provides full study information for potential participants. 

- The PHOENIX Project (A survey of People and Households Ongoing Efforts in Response to the National COVID-19 Guidance and its Impacts Across the North West) is funded by LJMU.


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