What is HealthWise Wales?
HealthWise Wales is your unique opportunity to be part of shaping the health and wellbeing of future generations in Wales, and help the NHS in Wales to plan for the future. For more information, watch this short film or read more here.Register now to join in
Can you help shape Wales health future?
What does it involve?
- Register online or by phone to say that you are willing to take part in research. This takes no more than 10 minutes.
- Complete short questionnaires every 6 months, so that we get an ongoing picture of your lifestyle and health.
- We'll let you know when there are new studies to join; you choose whether to take part or not.
Research is vital to develop better treatments and manage diseases
- Wales faces many health challenges.
- People are living longer, but one in three adults say that their daily activities are limited by a health problem and one in two people over 65 are being treated for two or more health conditions.
- There are many studies taking place to address these issues, but researchers find it difficult to recruit enough people.
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Help us by following us on social media and sharing with your friends or encouraging them to join up too!
New Research Opportunities
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its effects on mental health and wellbeing.
HealthWise Wales is supporting a study by researchers at University College London (UCL) into the effects that COVID-19 is having on people’s mental health. The study will identify how the news about coronavirus is affecting people, whether people are having to isolate, and their experiences of doing so.
The study is open to all adults in the UK and involves answering an initial 15-minute online survey, followed by a shorter 10-minute follow-up survey once a week whilst social isolation measures are in place. Please note you can easily opt out of these follow-up surveys, should you wish.
To take part in this vital research please click here. Please note that as this is an external study it is only available in English.
COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App
Take 1 minute each day and help fight the outbreak.
Researchers from King’s College London have created an app to enable people to report COVID-19 symptoms on a daily basis. The app will be used to study the symptoms of COVID-19 and track the spread of this virus throughout the UK. You can help by using the app to report on your health every day.
PLEASE NOTE: The app does not provide clinical advice and you must visit the NHS website for all advice on Coronavirus.
You can download the app by visiting the dedicated website here, where you will find more information, or directly from the Apple Store or on Google Play, depending on your devices.
Feedback from Researchers
Researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan and Cardiff University recently launched a survey to find out about the experiences of people living in the UK during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The study is led by Dr Rhiannon Phillips, a health psychologist and health services researcher based at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Here’s what she had to say about the response from HealthWise Wales participants.
“The baseline survey is now closed, and our final numbers are in - 8,986 completions by HWW participants, which is absolutely amazing.
Our team would like to thank everyone who has taken part in this study. The data will be incredibly useful in understanding how the pandemic is impacting on different people, how people feel about the government and health services’ response to the pandemic, and what further information and support people need. We will be analysing the data and sharing our findings with you as soon as possible. We’re also looking forward to catching up with many of you over the coming year to find out more about your experiences.”
The researchers plan to repeat this survey again after three months and then complete a follow up survey in a year’s time to see how the situation has developed.
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