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Mental Health: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 142924, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research he is undertaking to assess the effect on children's mental health of their social contact moving online as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

1 February 2021

The Department, through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has funded or supported various studies into the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people’s mental health. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the NIHR jointly launched the Rapid Response Rolling Call to fund research that aimed to understand, prevent, or manage COVID-19. Four studies were funded into the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people’s mental health.

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Department of Health and Social Care