If you’ve received a letter asking you to take part, it's because either yourself or someone in your household took part in the 2017 survey and agreed to be re-contacted.
Taking part is voluntary, and if you do take part you can answer as many or as few questions as you like. By taking part you will help the NHS, policymakers and charities make the right decisions for children and young people’s health and wellbeing during and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
If you are a parent or carer, the online questionnaire should take about 20 minutes to complete. It asks about a range of things about you and your child. These include general health and wellbeing and things about your current circumstances and life experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. Ideally, we would like the adult who took part in 2017, or the adult who took part in the 2020 follow up survey, to take part again, although this is not essential.
If your child is aged between 11 and 16 on 31 August 2021, after you have finished your questionnaire we will ask your child to also answer an online questionnaire. This should take about 10 minutes, and asks about their health and wellbeing, as well as their contact with family and friends, feelings about their body and eating and their experiences and thoughts during the coronavirus pandemic.
If you're aged between 17 and 23, the online questionnaire should take about 20 minutes to complete and asks about your health and wellbeing, feelings about your body and eating, as well as your current circumstances and your experiences and thoughts during the coronavirus pandemic.