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Help us research how climate change impacts the mental health of students in the UK

We need people to complete our online survey to support our research into the impact of climate change on mental health in UK university students.

About this study

This study is running until 1 January 2024.

We need university students studying in the UK to participate in an online research study.

It aims to explore whether the mental health of student population is impacted by concerns and distress about the climate and ecological crises.

We hope to use this information to inform student resources and services or for public health monitoring.

What you'll do

You will be asked to complete a variety of short questionnaires, at a time of your choosing. The questionnaires will ask you about your mental health, functioning, climate change and ecological concerns, nature-relatedness, and mindfulness.

There will be some other questions asking about your personal demographics (including as age and gender).

You can take part in this study regardless of whether you are concerned about climate change or not.

If you would prefer to complete this study in person or over the phone, please contact Sarah Law

To thank you for your time given to participate in this study, if you wish you can provide your email to be entered into a raffle where you have the opportunity to win one of five £20 Amazon vouchers.

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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to take part in this study, you must be:

  • a current student studying at a university in the UK
  • at least 18 years old
  • fluent in the English language or meet the English level requirements set by your UK university, so you are able to understand and answer questions in the English language
  • able to complete questionnaires at a time of your choosing either online, in person or over the phone

Your data

Your involvement in the study will remain confidential. Only basic demographic data and responses to questionnaires will be collected. All data will be anonymised, meaning it will not be possible to identify you from the data. If you choose to provide your email address to be entered into the raffle, your email address will be stored separately from your other responses and will not be linked to your data in any way.

Your data will be stored temporarily in a password-protected online survey account. Once data collection has been completed, all data will be downloaded and stored on an encrypted and password-protected drive on the secure University of Bath server, in line with their policies.

Anonymised data will be shared as open data once the findings have been published, which means that other researchers can access the anonymous data. It will not be possible to identify individuals from this data.

Ethics approval

This study has been reviewed and given a favourable ethical approval from the Psychology Research Ethics Committee at the University of Bath (Reference number: 23-021).

If you have any concerns related to your participation in this study, please direct them to the Chair of the Department of Psychology Research Ethics Committee.

Find out more and complete the questionnaire online

Take part in this online study

Contact us

If you would prefer to complete this study in person or over the phone, or if you have any questions, please contact Sarah Law.