A new report by Tavistock Relationships.

As part of our charitable mission to increase the availability of couple-focused support, We commissioned a YouGov survey in July 2021 of more than 2,000 UK adults, just over half of whom were in a relationship.

The questions were designed to provide insights into the impact of the pandemic and social restriction on the relationships of couples, families, parents and children, and to consider how this had affected the nation’s mental health.

 

The questions were designed to provide insights into the impact of the pandemic and social restriction on the relationships of couples, families, parents and children, and to consider how this had affected
the nation’s mental health.

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,093 adults, of whom 1,401 were in a relationship. Fieldwork was undertaken between 22-23 July 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of UK adults (aged 18+).the results of this survey tell us that the British public value relationships and want them to receive more support.

Some of the major findings of the survey were:

• four in ten of respondents feel that the pandemic has caused additional stress for their children and wider family

• couples with children nearly twice as likely to consider splitting up as a result of lockdown and the pandemic

• More than eight in ten people understand that inter-parental conflict can negatively affect children’s schoolwork and overall academic attainment

• 45% of the survey sample believe that relationship support should be available, free of charge, through the NHS

Our report summary presents some important messages for policy-makers and all those with a stake in society. You can download it here:

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The full results can be found here.

 

 

 

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