Diet, Nutrition and Physical Activity in 2020: a follow-up study during COVID-19
The study aimed to describe and assess the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the diet and physical activity of people in the UK by following up participants who had previously taken part in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey rolling programme.
Neurodiverse sports fans
The research is a vital first step forward in addressing the lack of evidence within the field.
Health and health-related behaviours of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual adults
This report is the first to present nationally representative data on the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in England.
Working from home and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The third output of this research project is a briefing paper investigating whether working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased mental distress amongst employees across the UK, and how this relates to social isolation and financial difficulties.
Physical and mental health conditions and gambling in England and Scotland
This analysis project uses data from the Health Survey for England and the Scottish Health Survey from 2012, 2015 and 2016 to investigate the relationship between individuals’ physical and mental health and their gambling behaviour.
Finances and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The second output from this research project is a briefing paper investigating how job and financial insecurity is related to mental distress amongst employees across the UK, and the impact the UK government’s furlough scheme has had on this.
Society Watch 2021
The annual Society Watch series provides a snapshot of what life is like for people in Britain today, a picture of people’s lives and life opportunities presented from the cradle to the grave. Society Watch 2021 focuses on the public’s mental health.
Engaging children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the natural environment
Defra commissioned NatCen to conduct this research into current provision of activities that support children and young people’s engagement with the natural environment outside of school.
Patterns of Play
New interim research findings detail gambling habits from 140,000 online gambling accounts in Great Britain
DWP Telephone Assessments
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments and Work Capability Assessments (WCA) included a face-to-face element to provide evidence towards the benefit decision. Since the introduction of the lockdown measures in March 2020 the usual face-to-face medical assessments were temporarily suspended and replaced with telephone assessments.