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Consent to Take Part in the NCMH COVID-19 Survey

Study Information and FAQs

Please click here to read important information about this study before you continue. 


If, after reading this information, you would like to take part, you can agree to complete the survey by clicking on the 'I Agree' button. 

Taking part in the COVID-19 Survey is voluntary. If you join and then change your mind, you can leave the survey at any time. If you would prefer not to take part now (for example, because you would like to discuss this with someone else), you can come back to this page later.

We will keep the information that you share with us. It will be held securely by the National Centre for Mental Health research team at Cardiff University.  The study has been approved by the Multicentre Research Ethics Committee for Wales.

By clicking on the “I Agree” button, you agree to:
  1. Provide your email address and some personal information (e.g. date of birth).
  1. Answer some questions about your mental health and your experiences of COVID-19. This will take approximately 25 minutes.
  1. Allow us to contact you at regular intervals with follow-up questions related to the COVID-19 crisis.
  1. Allow us to link the information you provide to routinely collected, anonymised datasets, in order to answer future research questions related to mental health.  The data within any such dataset will be fully anonymised and you would not be identifiable in any way.
  1. Allow us to share anonymous  information with other researchers.

 By clicking on the “I Agree” button, you also declare that:
  • You have read and understood the information about this study
  • You are aged 18+
  • You have received a diagnosis of a mental health condition

If you have any questions or would like more information about the survey or the information that has been provided, please email us (, 9-4 Mon-Fri). Outside these hours, please feel free to leave us a message, which we will respond to as soon as we can. 

Now that you understand what is involved, do you agree to take part in the COVID-19 Survey?  If you click ‘I Agree’ you will be forwarded to the short online survey which will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. You will also be emailed a copy of this information.

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If you do not want to take part, you do not have to do anything. 

If you do not want to take part right now, you are free to come back at a later date.

Thank you for reading this far.