Take part in a research study
The COVID-19 outbreak is already having a large impact on young people’s mental health. In order to provide the best advice for young people and those who support young people the UK needs research into how changes as a result of COVID-19 are affecting mental health and how different activities and behaviours have an impact on mental health.
Please consider taking part in one or more of the research studies below, to help build the research evidence we need to effectively support young people’s mental health both during the current lockdown and in the future.
Researchers at University College London would like to speak to young adult carers (aged 13-24) who have been providing unpaid care, help or support to a relative, partner or friend with care needs during the pandemic. We would like to understand your experiences of the pandemic, social distancing and social isolation, including any impacts on mental health, well-being and daily life.
The interview will take place with a researcher over the phone or on a video call and should last around 45 minutes. A £10 online gift voucher will be offered as a thank you for taking part.
For more information, please contact: Tom May, University College London Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07724 833396
Survey on social connections, loneliness and wellbeing in Scotland
LSIMHRN member Emily Long and her colleagues at The University of Glasgow have launched a new study on social connections, loneliness, and wellbeing in Scotland. They are seeking participants who live in Glasgow or the rural Highlands to take part in a short (~15 minute) online survey.
Development of mobile app, MyMoodCoach
Young men aged 16 – 22, currently not in employment or training and living in the UK
The aim of the ECoWeB project is to develop a mobile app called MyMoodCoach to help young people improve their understanding of how emotions work.
Researchers at the University of Oxford are interviewing young people to better understand their experiences of using this app. They are especially interested in making it accessible and usable to young men, who are often underrepresented in research.
What will I have to do?
You will be asked to in some short questionnaires then download the free MyMoodCoach app.
We will also ask to talk to you for 45 minutes to an hour about your experience of the app and what you think of it. The interviews will be conducted by telephone.
What payment will I receive?
As a thank you for the time you spare talking to us for the interview, we will send you a £20 Love to Shop voucher.
For using certain features in the app, it is possible to earn badges. For each badge earned (up to a maximum of three) you will be sent an additional £10 Love to Shop voucher by email.