This Australian-first research will help us understand:
the different types of experiences young children and families are having
how young children are coping with the many social and lifestyle changes
how caregivers are coping and supporting their children during this time
Who can take part in the survey?
Any adult (18 years+) in Australia who is caring for a child aged between 1-5 years of age can join the research. You will need to be able to complete surveys online (on the internet) and in English.
We will ask you to fill out a short online survey every three months over the next year to see how things change for your family.
The survey questions relate to your family life and relationships, health and wellbeing, parenting, psychological symptoms, and how you are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. The questions cover a lot of areas so we can get a good idea of how things are for you and your family at each point in time.
You do not have to complete all four surveys if you don’t want to (but we’d really appreciate it if you did).
How long will it take?
The first survey will take about 20 minutes, the next three surveys should only take 10-15 minutes.
If you have any questions or concerns about this research, please contact the project manager
Dr Alexandra De Young
t: +61 07 3266 3100
Children’s Health Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee
t: +61 7 3069 7002
The good news is 80%
of children are experiencing good mental health during the pandemic, demonstrating sound emotional well-being, strong relationships and emotion regulation skills.
Many families have also reported positive experiences during the first wave of lockdowns in Australia, including more quality family together, increased connection with friends and family, and more appreciation and gratitude.