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Give your input on a project about self confidence and feeling mistrustful of people

This is a research project all about creating a questionnaire that will be used to measure how young people who are feeling mistrustful of others think and feel about themselves. The researchers are looking for young people with lived experience to give input on the project and help shape the research.

For more information about the specifics of the opportunity to get involved, take a look at our Young People’s Network email.

  • Person specification: Be aged 14-25, Having some experience (past or present) of feeling mistrustful of others would be helpful but not essential.
  • Remuneration: If you are involved in the first part of the project you will be paid £50. For involvement in the second or third part of the project, you will be paid £14.10 per hour for your time. See email linked above for details about three parts.
  • Deadline: Friday 27th November (note that people will be chosen on a “first come, first served” basis. They are looking for 4 people to be involved)

If you’re interested, please contact Miriam (the researcher) and provide your contact details if you would like to be involved, by email: Miriam.kirkham@hmc.ox.ac.uk  or phone/ text: 07547 709 650


Join an advisory group for a research project about developing a GP-delivered intervention for self-harm

The COPING study: A CO-produced Psychosocial INtervention delivered by GPs for young people who self-harm.

This is a project funded by the National Institute for Health research (NIHR) about developing a GP delivered intervention to help young people, aged 16-25, who self-harm. The project is being run by a researcher at Keele University who is also a GP in the NHS.

An advisory group is being set up for this project so that people with lived experience have a say in how the research is done, in order to improve the quality of this research study. The group will be formed of young people aged 16-25 with experience of self-harm, and parents or carers of young people with these experiences. This group will run for five years, with three meetings every year. Those involved will receive two patient and public involvement (PPI) training sessions from an experienced trainer, to help them with getting involved.

  • Person specification: young people aged 16-25 with experience of self-harm; parents or carers of young people with this lived experience
  • Commitment: Three meetings per year for five years
  • Remuneration: £75 per meeting
  • Location: Online meetings, until guidance indicates that in-person meetings are possible
  • Deadline: 30th November, 2020

If you are interested in this opportunity, or would like further information, please contact Faraz Mughal, f.mughal@keele.ac.uk


Become a member of the SleepWell Lived Experience Advisory Panel

We are recruiting people with sleep problems who deal with unusual experiences (this could include paranoia and hearing voices) to form the Lived Experience Advisory Panel. The study is due to begin in 2020.  

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