Young people’s mental health and social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic

Young people’s mental health and social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have an impact on people’s mental health. However, currently little is known about how people’s mental health and wellbeing have been impacted. This is important to understand so that mental health services are prepared to support people who might need it.

In this project, we are seeking to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of Australian young people, their use of different technologies at this time and the role that these technologies might play in supporting them. 

Can I participate?

To participate in this study, you must be:

  • aged between 16 and 25 years (inclusive);
  • currently living in Australia; and
  • able to read English.

What will I be asked to do?

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire contains some basic questions about you (e.g. your age and gender), as well as questions about your social media and digital technology use, and your own mental health (including questions about suicidal thoughts). Your answers to these questionnaires will be completely anonymous.

When you finish the questionnaire you will be able to enter the draw to win an iPad by providing your email address. Your email address will not be connected to your questionnaire response.

Take the survey