家庭Un-locked:  take part in a new study of the long-term impacts of the p和emic on families 和 relationships

加芙博士Misca她是新黄金城集团心理学高级讲师. She is an expert in child 和 family psychology 和 is currently working in partnership with 联系慈善机构开展了一项激动人心的新研究 关注COVID-19对家庭的长期影响. Dr Misca explains more about the study 在这里, including how you can take part in it:  

In March 2020 the UK went into lockdown 和 our daily lives changed beyond recognition. 突然的家庭, couples 和 individuals found themselves navigating new challenges within the confinement of their homes.  While many people have managed these challenges with remarkable resilience, for others the high-pressure environment of lockdown has created new tensions 和 aggravated existing issues within their lives. 

在4月份进行了代表投票 联系, 例如,  found that almost a quarter of surveyed UK adults with a partner (23%) said the circumstances of staying at home during COVID-19 were placing pressure on their relationship, while 43% of respondents said their experience of staying at home had bought them closer. 7月晚些时候的民调 found that 8% of respondents who have a partner said the experience of lockdown had made them realise they need to end their relationship, 和 more than half of respondents (55%) said they had been  inspired to make more effort with loved ones in the future.

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The COVID-19 p和emic has inadvertently created a unique opportunity to enable us to address fundamental questions about what helps families to resist, 成功的导航, 和 recover from unexpected challenges when they face significant risk 和 disruption to their everyday lives. 现在英国的封锁措施开始放松, 和 new requirements about returning to work 和 social distancing are being imposed, this study aims to explore the medium- 和 longer-term effects of the stressors on families 和 relationships.

在接下来的一年, this research study will discover how people’s relationships are faring as initial lockdown restrictions continue to lift 和 we learn to live with the ongoing threat of the p和emic. The research will delve into the COVID-19-induced effects of home schooling, 在密闭空间里生活, 与所爱的人分开生活, 工作模式的改变和失业率的增加, 处理身体不好和丧亲之痛, 管理的焦虑, 不确定性, 金融不安全, 紧张和冲突.  We want to recruit a large number of participants from diverse backgrounds to take part in the study, including people who have continued to work on the ‘frontline’ 和 their families, to underst和 how people from all walks of life have been impacted 和 how they are moving forward.

From October 2020 the research study will be replicated in Australia, 与来自 格里菲斯大学 澳大利亚的关系. 通过移民, Australia has a culturally diverse population 和 emerging evidence globally indicates that people from different cultural backgrounds are being differently affected by the COVID-19 p和emic. Gaining an underst和ing these challenges in Australia will provide useful insights to compare with those from the UK 和 USA.

珍妮特·沃克教授出窍了, 联系总裁和研究顾问参与研究, 有更多新黄金城集团研究目标的细节:

联系 has a long history of responding to societal change 和 this research will be vital for informing our services in these exceptional times. The ultimate goal of the research is to develop new ways to support people as they navigate the ‘new normal’ 和 to be better prepared to deal with any subsequent waves of the p和emic or similar public health crises. 很明显,比较传统的个人支持方式, couples 和 families have had to change 和 we need to find more innovative ways to ensure that people can safely 和 easily access the help they need when they need it.”

We are calling on members of the public to take part in the study 和 share their experiences on how the p和emic has affected 和 continues to affect families 和 relationships across the UK. We are particularly interested to hear from members of the BAME communities 和 from the frontline key workers 和 their family members, 如医务人员, nurses 和 ambulance staff; social care staff including those in safeguarding 和 care for the elderly; as well as police 和 armed forces.

Taking part will initially involve completing a 20 minute online survey. 了解更多新黄金城集团这项研究的信息,以及你可以如何参与 在这里.

加芙博士Misca她是新黄金城集团心理学高级讲师 whose research portfolio aims to advance our underst和ing of complex 和/or adverse family dynamics 和 transitions across the lifespan.