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Covid-19, wellbeing and inequalities – crowdsourcing evidence

Although the whole of the UK has been affected by Covid-19 and its social and economic consequences, the impact has been different for different people.

To support a wellbeing-centred recovery, we are looking at how the pandemic and responses to it have impacted all drivers of our wellbeing – not just examining the health and fatality risk.

We value a diversity of valid evidence types, particularly during times of unprecedented change and where a rapid response is necessary.

Have a look at the wellbeing evidence crowdsourced so far. You can view and comment, but will currently need to request permission to edit.

Do you know of any evidence to add?

We are crowdsourcing:

  • statistical analysis based on official data or surveys on key wellbeing determinants – for instance, relationships with others, unemployment
  • qualitative insights – for example, from interviews or case studies
    expert analysis
  • projections on the likely impacts on different groups – such as research looking at risk factors for mental illness.

We have organised this evidence under six main domains, or wellbeing determinants. We would very much appreciate it if you could add any evidence that you are aware of that you think is relevant to one or more of these domains.

  • Health (directly covid related, plus other physical and mental health)
  • What we do (jobs, care responsibilities, activities)
  • Money (income, wealth, debt)
  • Education (access and quality)
  • Where we live (housing, local environment, community)
  • Relationships (family, social networks)
  • Other

You can send us any evidence you know of – with a reference and hyperlink to the original source – in the form below, or email it to

What happens next?

We will map the wellbeing drivers against personal characteristics and risk factors to provide relevant analysis. This will help inform Covid-19 response strategies.

We will also use the evidence gathered as a source document, referring to the individual studies and findings that are relevant:

  • to specific audiences
  • for specific at risk groups
  • To those responsible for policies connected to specific determinants. 

This document will remain accessible to contributors to also use as a resource.   

Submit any research

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