Co-Space study

Support children and young people’s mental health during the pandemic.

The Challenge

A number of mental health research studies began in early 2020 when it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was going to have a big impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The Co-Space study (COVID-19: Supporting Parents, Adolescents and Children during Epidemics), led by Prof Cathy Creswell from the University of Oxford, recruited parents and young people to participate in an online study where they completed regular surveys to assess how they were getting on during the pandemic.

The aim with this study was to get a large number of participants involved, which is always a challenge, but also to quickly report on the findings so that policy-makers could be responsive and evidence-based in their decision-making.

The Solution

  • We designed and built an accessible website to promote the Co-Space survey and house the regularly published findings of the research
  • We promoted the study extensively across our social media channels to maximise recruitment
  • We supported the team at the universities in Oxford and Southampton to increase the press coverage around their monthly campaigns
  • We ran live online events on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, to reach a bigger and more diverse audience

“We are absolutely delighted with the Co-Space website. It was a pleasure to work with André and the team - they helped us develop a clear vision and plan for the website and guided us through the process with regular meetings, communication and were responsive throughout. We would definitely recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to work with them again.”

Polly Waite

Polly Waite

Principal Investigator, Co-Space Study

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