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

More Information on Coronavirus

The Royal is in close contact with Ottawa Public HealthLeeds, Grenville, Lanark District Health Unit and all eastern Ontario hospitals to ensure we are implementing the best practices for infection prevention. 

For the latest information and updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including information on what to do if you feel you have symptoms, please visit Ottawa Public Health: Novel CoronavirusLeeds, Grenville, Lanark District Health Unit or the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

The Ministry of Health has launched an easy-to-use self-assessment tool to help individuals determine if further assessment or testing is needed. This tool provides the province with real-time data on the number and geography of users who are told to seek care, self-isolate or to monitor for symptoms, and will help inform the ongoing response.