Current opportunities for young people

Participation opportunity: Be a member of a new YPAG helping influence and evaluate a new talking therapy for suicide prevention

Content warning: suicide

This is a study about a new therapy for students who struggle with suicidal thoughts, aims to evaluate a new talking therapy called the Broad-Minded Affective Coping (BMAC) intervention. This is a type of small-scale trial where we try to answer important questions about whether it is possible to study the therapy in this way and whether participants feel that the therapy is potentially helpful.

The YPAG will not take part in the trial, but will help in guiding the trial and ensure that the perspective of people with lived experience of suicidal thoughts shapes the project, ensuring that it is appropriate, relevant and accessible for those that it intends to affect

To find out more and to apply, click here

Payment: As a thank you, you will receive a £40 per meeting, of which there will be 4.

Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 30th September 2021

Participation opportunity: test out an app for anxiety

stem4 is a mental health charity that supports children and young people’s mental health. They would like to know how well a new app called Clear Fear works. It’s been created for children and young people who experience mild to moderate anxiety. The team are looking for young people with experience of anxiety to try out the app over an 8-week period and give some feedback on using it. Clear Fear is compatible with iOS 10.0 or later and Android devices running Android 5.0 and up.

To find out more and to apply, click here

Payment: As a thank you, you will receive a £20 Amazon voucher once you complete the study.

Deadline: 15th December 2021

Participate in research about developing a mobile app

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. The app focuses on boosting the skills of recognising, understanding, and managing emotions in young people aged 16-22. Researchers at the University of Oxford are interviewing young people to better understand their experiences of using the app. This will help us identify ways to improve the way the app is accessed and used and may mean that it is accessible to a greater number of young people in the future. 

More information, including how to participate, can be found here.

Payment: It is possible to earn up to £50 for taking part in this research. 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 a £10 Love to Shop voucher by email. As a thank you for the time you spare for the interview, you will be sent an additional £20 Love to Shop voucher.

Deadline: 30th September 2021

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