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Changes in Parents’ Mental Health Symptoms and Stressors

High levels of stress, depression, and anxiety were reported by parents from single adult homes and lower income families, as well as those who have children with special education needs and/or neurodevelopmental differences.

Levels of stress, depression and anxiety among parents and carers have increased with the pressures of the lockdowns, suggests research from the University of Oxford. The study is based on data from over 6000 UK parents, which tracks children and young people’s mental health throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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