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Study into the impacts of Covid-19 restrictions on mothers’ informal support networks and how this has affected their wellbeing

21 July 2020 (by admin)

Hello,

I am a lecturer and researcher employed by the University of Brighton and am currently conducting a study into the impacts of Covid-19 restrictions on mothers’ informal support networks and how this has affected their wellbeing.

Preliminary research has demonstrated that women and mothers have been particularly impacted by Covid-19 and I am interested in understanding how changed/reduced social contact with friends and social networks plays a role in this.

I am looking for mothers of primary school children to be part of the research.

If you decide to participate you will be sent a ‘relationship map’ to complete. You will then be invited to take part in a one-to-one on-line interview. The interview will be organised at a time and place to suit you and your commitments. The interview will start by reflecting on the map to explore these relationships, how they were impacted by Covid-19 restrictions and how you have been affected by changes. The interview will then explore how you have experienced the easing of restrictions in terms of being able to meet up with friends and impact of having children on your ability to take advantage of changes.

Your participation is anonymous and you can talk as much or as little as you like – although I would encourage you to answer as fully as possible.

If you would like to be involved with the research, please contact me directly on kes13@brighton.ac.uk with your preferred contact details and I will get in touch.

If you are not sure whether you would like to be involved but would like some more information, please do feel free to get in contact for a chat.

Please do forward this invitation on to others who may be interested in taking part.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

Kyla

Dr Kyla Ellis-Sloan

Principal Lecturer in Sociology

Joint Course Leader for Criminology & Sociology

School of Applied Social Science

University of Brighton

257 Watson Building

Tel: 01273 642211

https://research.brighton.ac.uk/en/persons/kyla-ellis-sloan