Participate In Research

Online Studies:

Exploring risk and protective factors relating to thoughts and attempts to end own life in adults with and without Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

We are currently looking for volunteers to take part in a research study investigating factors which may increase or protect against the risk of developing thoughts and behaviours of ending one’s own life. This study is part of wider research being carried out at Coventry University considering the experiences of adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) who do and do not think or act towards ending their own life. 

We are looking for adults, aged between 18 and 60 years of age who do and do not have a diagnosis of an ASC (including Asperger’s Syndrome, Classic Autism, high-functioning autism, Pervasive Development Disorder and others) to help us with our research.

Taking part in the study will involve answering a range of questions through an online anonymous survey. Questions will ask you about your thoughts and feelings in different situations, (including those on self-harm and ending own life), and the way you experience different sensations. Nearly all questions are multiple choice from a range of options. The survey should last no more than an hour. 

Further details can be found in the participant information sheet (which can be found through the survey link). If you are happy to take part in the study, please visit the link below:

https://coventrypsychology.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e4MIo5egn1htUEJ

If you would like more information please contact Kathy Cook (cookk6@uni.coventry.ac.uk) or Dr. Sarah Cassidy (email: sarah.cassidy@coventry.ac.uk, telephone: 02477 657038 ).



Anonymous online study of self-harm, suicide, emotion and behaviour

Researchers at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow are seeking adults to participate in a study aimed at understanding people’s emotional experiences and responses to difficult situations. This includes understanding thoughts and feelings people may have that are related to self-harm. There is some cross-over between the two studies we are running, but you are welcome to take part in both or just one.

The study involves completing an online questionnaire and anyone aged over 16 years is able to take part, regardless of country of residency. Participation will take around 20-25 minutes. To take part and for more information, please follow this link: http://www.psychology.nottingham.ac.uk/staff/lpxen/study5

Researchers at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow are also seeking adults to participate in a second study aimed at understanding how people deal with difficult or distressing situations in their daily lives. This includes understanding thoughts and feelings people may have that are related to self-harm. The study involves completing an online questionnaire and anyone aged over 16 years is able to take part, regardless of country of residency. Participation will take around 20-25 minutes. To take part and for more information, please follow this link: http://www.psychology.nottingham.ac.uk/staff/lpxen/study6

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Nielsen (lpxen@nottingham.ac.uk) or Olivia Kirtley (olivia.kirtley@glasgow.ac.uk).

Lab Research

Have you ever experienced suicidal thoughts and actions?

Researchers at Glasgow University are seeking adults (18 years or older) to participate in a study aimed at understanding the thoughts and feelings people experience in relation to suicidal actions.

- Eligible participants will receive £30 for their time in this confidential study.

- Participation involves: (1) contacting the researcher Tiago Zortea (email address below), 
and (2) one visit to Glasgow University's Gartnavel Hospital campus to take part in an interview. 

- To learn more, please email Tiago Zortea: t.carlos-zortea.1@research.gla.ac.uk with your contact details and the best time to be contacted via telephone.

*This is a research study and taking part in it does not imply receiving psychological treatment nor helpline services. If you need to talk to someone, you can do so calling the Samaritans from any phone on 116 123.


Facebook and wellbeing study: Have you had thoughts about harming yourself?

Researchers at Glasgow University are seeking adults (18 years or older) to participate in a study aimed at understanding how Facebook use could relate to thoughts and feelings people experience that are related to psychological distress and wellbeing.

- Eligible participants will be paid £10 for participation in this confidential study.

- As part of this study, participants may be asked to log onto their own Facebook account.

- Participation involves one short visit (40 minutes) to our lab on Gartnavel Hospital campus to complete questionnaires as well as individual tasks and measures.

- In order to see if you are eligible to take part, you will be asked some brief questions over the phone (5-10 minutes).

To learn more, you can e-mail the researcher (Karen Wetherall) karen.wetherall@glasgow.ac.uk with your phone number and a suitable contact time.



Do you experience thoughts or feelings related to suicide? 

Researchers at Glasgow University are seeking adults (18 years or older) to participate in a study aimed at understanding thoughts and feelings people experience that are related to suicidal thoughts and actions. 

- Eligible participants will receive £25 for their time in this confidential study. 

- Participation involves: (1) one visit to Glasgow University's Gartnavel Hospital campus to complete questionnaires and some individual tasks, and (2) answering questions in two brief follow-up telephone interviews (1 month and 6 months after the appointment)

To learn more, please contact Karen or Seonaid on 0141 232 2181 or e-mail a contact number and suitable contact time to glasgowwellbeing@gmail.com.



Mood, Memory and Wellbeing

Investigating the Relationship between Mood, Memory and Suicide Risk

Researchers at Glasgow University are seeking adults (18 years or older) to participate in a study exploring mood, memory and suicide risk

- Eligible participants will receive £15 for participation in this confidential study.

- Participation involves: (1) one visit to Glasgow University to complete a series of questionnaires, word association tasks and measures of mood (2) answering questions in a brief follow-up either online or over the phone

- To learn more, please contact Seonaid on 07470544574

Alternatively, you can e-mail s.cleare.1@research.gla.ac.uk




We do not provide a treatment service or advice for those in crisis. If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal we urge you to seek help from your GP, a key worker, or family and friends. You can also contact helpline services such as Samaritans (116 123) or, if you are in Scotland, Breathing Space (0800 83 85 87).

Please click  here for a more comprehensive list of support organisations.
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