The Supporting Parents, Adolescents, and Children in Epidemics (Co-SPACE) study which has been tracking parents, children, and young people’s mental health since March 2020 has published a report on parental mental health. Findings from the study, based on data from over 6,000 UK parents, include: parental stress and depression were elevated during the first lockdown (when most children were home-schooled) and reduced when the lockdown restrictions eased in the summer. However, parental stress, depression, and anxiety increased between November and December when new national restrictions were introduced; and higher levels of stress, depression, and anxiety were reported by parents from single adult households and low-income families, as well as those who have children with SEND.


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