Online Research

Have you supported someone through self-harm?  Or have you had thoughts of/have actively self-harmed?  


The HUSSH study wants to hear about your experience.  


We are pleased to invite you to take part in some research being carried out by the University of Westminster.


The aim of this study is to explore people’s experiences of self-harm during their time at University, and what support might be helpful for those who have experienced self-harm, either directly or indirectly. We hope our that findings will reduce and prevent self-harm, as well as help to provide support to those who may be supporting someone who is carrying out self-harm.


As part of the research we would like to hear from people with a range of experiences including those who have had thoughts of self-harm whilst at university, but not acted on them, those who have or are currently supporting someone through self-harm, and those who are actively self-harming or have previously self-harmed.


If you are interested in taking part please use the following link



We are also recruiting for male participants (18 years or over) with experiencing of self-harm as a student, or as a supporter of someone who has self-harmed, to take part in an interview.


If you meet this criteria and would be willing to take part, or if you would like any further information, please email Laura Culshaw ( 

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.