Online Research

Would you complete an online survey to understand and reduce thoughts of ending life amongst autistic people?

We know that autistic adults experience more thoughts of ending life than the general population but we don’t know why. We are looking for people to complete a survey to produce evidence that can be used to inform interventions, risk assessments and support services that meet the specific needs of autistic people. 

The more people take part in the survey, the stronger evidence we will collect!

You can take part if you are:
  • Autistic or not autistic 
  • Aged 18 or over 
The survey is anonymous, online and takes around 45 minutes to complete. You may leave an email address to complete a follow up survey and receive a copy of results. The study has received ethical approval from Coventry University.

If you require any further information, please email (Mirabel Pelton)

Investigating the relationship between personality, coping and suicide risk

Would you like to take part in an online study exploring personality, coping, suicide risk and wellbeing AND be in with the chance of winning either an iPad Mini or High Street vouchers of equivalent value?

If you agree to take part you will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires online. The information you provide will be kept confidential and you will help us to better understand wellbeing (including low mood) in a UK population.

If this sounds of interest and you are over 18 years old, please click the link for more information:

If you require any further information, please email me on:


Understanding self-harm in the general population

My name is Abigail Paterson and I am currently doing my PhD at the University of Strathclyde with Dr Mark Elliott and Dr Susan Rasmussen. 

My first study is about understanding self-harm in the general population and I am currently at the data collection stage. 

The project involves you completing two questionnaires three months apart. Each questionnaire will take approximately 10-15 minutes. 

Participants must be aged 18 or above and have self-harmed in the last 3 months. 

If you are interested in taking part please click on the link below to access the first questionnaire. Your time and help is greatly appreciated.


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.