The Division of Psychology and Life Sciences at UCL had collaborated with creative organisations to come up with a program that would delve into everyday creativity and how it would affect people with low mood and anxiety experiences.
The programme serves as a clinical research project that seeks to understand the impact of creative challenges launched online and peer support that targets participants with low mood and anxiety experiences. The participants of the project were collated into groups with twenty (20) members and were tasked to take part in their online programmes. The project was operated from September to November of 2018. The division was responsible for gathering the data obtained from the project and were assessed on the positivity ratings, participant’s engagement levels on the study, as well as the participants’ mood and wellbeing. All the results of the study will be published sometime in 2019.
Those who were identified to have low mood and anxiety experiences and above 18 years of age were invited to participate in the project. All participants were required to have their own smartphones, with WhatsApp installed on it. They were asked a series of questions that were focused on what they were feeling before and after their participation in the project while receiving daily challenges on their registered email addresses. These tasks and questions were part of their underlying study to assess how the programme helped them understand their mood levels and anxiety and share it with everyone in the programme.