How are you coping during COVID-19?

Researchers want to understand your experiences in this challenging time

COVID-19 is changing core aspects of people’s lives in a unique manner. Social interactions, family and work are all affected. Researchers want to understand the impacts of these changes and determine what helps people cope.  They have launched a study to examine the psychological, social, and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic at various stages of the outbreak. 

You are invited to take part in the study by completing an online survey.  The survey will enable the research team to assess the impacts of the COVID pandemic with a focus on health care providers, patients and the general public.  Participation in the study is completely voluntary. Your answers will remain confidential.

You can fill out the survey here:

Sharing your experiences could lead to the design of better tools to help people cope when the world around them suddenly changes.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to your family and friends and post on social media (everyone 12 years and older can participate).

This study is conducted by a collective of scientists from the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the  Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Sunnybrook Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, l’Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, and l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal who are affiliated to the University of Ottawa, University of Montreal, and University McGill. The investigator at this site is Dr Rebecca Robillard, PhD. This study has been approved by Clinical Trials Ontario's Streamlined Research Ethics Review System.

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Helpful tips

A great big list of things that can help you cope during practicing physical distancing and self-isolation