CoRAY Project

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CoRay Project

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extensive disruption and challenges within the lives of young people. However, while there is good evidence to draw upon for advice and support, it is not always easily accessible for those who need it.

We are currently working with an exciting project to support young people’s mental health, alongside the Triumph Network and supported by the wider UKRI funded Mental Health Networks and our partners: The University of Reading, Swansea University, Young Minds, the Centre for Mental Health and the McPin Foundation.

We will be working to make sense of what research says about how the mental health of young people aged 11 – 16 years has been affected by the pandemic.

We will be working with partners, in particular, Headliners (UK) and Fully Focused Productions to support young people themselves to develop and share resources that will be helpful for other young people. We will also be helping to share existing evidence based resources.

We are very grateful to the Medical Research Council and the Westminster Foundation for supporting this work.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the CoRAY team at

Interested in getting involved?

We have created a short activity for young people to tell us what they think 11 – 16 year olds need to support their mental health during COVID-19.

Click here to participate in online activities

Download PDF for more information

Our Project Partners

Centre for Mental Health, Headliners, McPin Foundation, Young People's Network, Westminster Foundation, UKRI Medical Research Council, Swansea University, Fully Focused, University of Reading, TRIUMPH Network, Young Minds