The CopeWell Study
The CopeWell Study is a collaboration between University College London (UCL) and London-based Jamal Edwards Delve (JEDelve) charity. We want to learn from, and provide mental health and life-skills support to young people from the Black, Asian, Minority, Ethic (BAME) community. Through co-produced workshops with BAME young people, researchers hope to document and co-create effective resources to ‘cope’ better as the pandemic unfolds. The ultimate goal being, to share our knowledge with the wider BAME community and inform education and public policy.
This space chronicles the JEDelve-UCL team’s journey towards a better understanding of BAME young people’s past and current experiences of the COVID pandemic, in order to inform mental health support. We aim to amplify young people’s voices through creative means and co-produce resources to help other young people in this community.
This study received ethical approval from the UCL Institute of Education Research Ethics Committee (REC 1558) in October 2021.
Visiting JEDelve (Nov 2021)
Our research assistants Romane Lenoir and Ella Boutros made their first visits to speak with young people aged 12-15 years-old at JEDelve.
Greater disparities in health – both mentally and physically – between BAME groups and non-BAME groups have been drawn into sharp focus by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our study focuses on the good that can come out of this pandemic. The knowledge exchange partnerships, solidarity, and kind support that we can offer our local community.
– UCL CopeWell Study Team