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Alone Together study

How has 2020 affected you? Have your say today
Researchers at the University of Sydney are investigating how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of Australians.

The Alone Together Study explores how factors like housing, social relationships and resilience impact mental health and wellbeing.

Findings from the study will help our researchers understand what puts our community at risk during pandemics, what protects them and what can be done to safeguard mental health and wellbeing in the future.


You are eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are over 18 years of age
  • are currently living in Australia
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What's involved?

Participants will be invited to complete a confidential survey that should take about 30 minutes to complete.

The survey will ask you questions about your demographics, housing, living arrangements, social networks and relationships, wellbeing, alcohol and drug use.

You will also be invited to participate in shorter follow-up surveys, which will occur every six months for two years post-COVID.

Taking part in the study is voluntary, if you choose to participate you can still withdraw at any time.

How to participate

To take part in the study click on the link or scan the QR code with your smartphone camera.
Link to the study

Dr Marlee Bower

Dr Marlee Bower

For more information, contact Dr Marlee Bower at

The Alone Together study is a multidisciplinary team of researchers in mental health, substance use, urban planning, public health, occupational therapy and social policy.

Ethics approval number: 2020/460

16 December 2020