Could writing protect us against the stresses of COVID-19? A UCL study investigates

3 June 2020

A new global UCL study has launched to explore the possible benefits of writing for wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Person writing in notebook

The LIO-C study (Let It Out – COVID-19 response) are exploring whether daily writing sessions can help improve the wellbeing of people during the current coronavirus pandemic. The UCL-based team have launched a global online study testing the effects of three, 20-minute writing sessions on wellbeing as evidence suggests that writing can improve health and support mental wellbeing.

Dr Nuriye Kupeli, Senior Research Fellow in the UCL Division of Psychiatry and Principal Investigator of the study said:

“It can be hard for people to access face-to-face mental health support during a pandemic, especially for those shielding or self-isolating. If online writing can help, it could be a great self-directed way to support wellbeing while maintaining social distancing.”

The study is open to all English-speaking adults from around the world.

If you would like to take part in this study or find out more information, please visit the LIO-C study website.