ABOUT THE STUDY

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life around the globe. The CORAL: COVID-19 Risks Across the Lifespan study investigates how these changes have affected people’s wellbeing, their social connections and even their mental abilities.

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on young people, adults, pregnant women and older people will help us predict what mental health support is needed now and in the future.

We ask participants to complete a detailed hour-long online survey at three different time points. The first time is when you first enrol in the study, then again after 3 and after 6 months. Participants are asked to answer a variety of questions relating to COVID-19, demographics (e.g., age), as well as questions on mental health and wellbeing. We will also ask you to complete a task that assesses working memory, the ability to store information in memory for short amounts of time.

There is an optional component to the study that is completely voluntary. This involves downloading the Emotional Brain Study app. The app will prompt you at three random times in the day to indicate how you feel and what you are doing.

By participating in the CORAL study, you will have the chance to win a AUS$ 100 (Australian participants) or £ 50 (UK participants) or US$ 60 (US participants) Amazon online gift card each time you participate! We are giving vouchers to every 100th participant.

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