MeCareNWL: Health & Experiences of NHS and social care staff

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About the MeCareNWL Study

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all of us working in the NHS and the social care sector, with many of us experiencing major disruption to our work and home lives.

MeCareNWL is a major study of all front-line health and social care workers in North West London, finding out how this pandemic is impacting on the health and wellbeing and whether any interventions to support mental health and wellbeing have been helpful and effective. Your input will help us understand how better to prepare and support you and your colleagues now and in the future.

Participating NHS Trusts and Local Authorities

NHS Trusts:

  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Royal Brompton And Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

  • The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust;

  • West London Mental Health NHS Trust.

Local Authorities:

  • Hillingdon Council

  • Harrow Council

  • Brent Council

  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council

  • Westminster Council

  • Hounslow Council

  • Hammersmith & Fulham Council

  • Ealing Council.

Primary Care:

At Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) or Primary Care Network (PCN) level

Taking Part

MeCareNWL is open to anyone over 18 working within a participating NHS Trust or Local Authority in the North-West London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, in any role.
Recruitment has now closed*

Available Support

  • The NHS website at contains resources for supporting your mental health and also has a dedicated helpline for NHS staff affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus). To contact the NHS helpline, phone 0300 131 7000, or text FRONTLINE to 85258.

  • The MIND website at has useful resources to help you cope if you are feeling anxious, worried or isolated.

  • Visit the Samaritans website if you are worried about your mental health. You can also call the Samaritans day or night if you need someone to talk to without judgement on 116 123.

  • The World Health Organization website has a document detailing mental health and psychosocial considerations during this outbreak.

We take your health and wellbeing very seriously, and should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the research team.


The team at Imperial College London is collaborating in this study with colleagues at King’s College London who lead the NHS Check Study on which the MeCare study is based.

How is the study funded?

This work is organised and currently funded by the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North-West London and the Imperial College London COVID-19 Research Fund.