We have had quite a few requests to share research projects recently, so we thought the best way to share them was to put them all together on a page here.

If you are a researcher who wants to request that we share information about your research please click here

Before we share research, we ask to the ethical approval received by researchers, the information they will give to participants and the questions they will be asking. We only share research that aligns with our organisational approach and values.

Remember that agreeing to find out more about research or starting to take part in a project doesn't mean you can't change your mind - it is always important that you feel comfortable and safe taking part, so if you change your mind, just let the researcher know

Research Projects Looking for Participants:

Exploring Young Adult’s Experiences of Peer Support Networks for Suicidal Thoughts and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Who do we want to speak to?

We want to hear from young adults aged 18-35 in the UK who have received or provided peer support for suicidal thoughts or non-suicidal self-injury.

Why is this research important?

To give a voice to young adults’ experiences.

To help shape support in a meaningful way.

What will I have to do?

We will ask you to complete an online questionnaire which we estimate will take between 30 minutes and an hour.

There is also the option of an online interview.

How to take part?

To complete the online survey, please follow the link in the caption or scan the QR code. To complete an online interview, or for any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Experiences of Self Harm in Autistic Women

This is a study conducted by Psychology Masters students at the University of Edinburgh. We are carrying out this project to explore experiences of self-harm and service provision amongst adult autistic women in recovery.

We would appreciate your participation in this study if you meet the following criteria:

Cisgender woman

Clinical or self-diagnosed autism without a learning disability

Over 25 years old

History of self-harm within the past 10 years

No engagement in self-harm for at least the last 12 months

Have ever accessed or attempted to access services for self-harm in the UK

How to take part:

Participation will involve a strictly confidential interview of up to 90 minutes with questions relating to your experience of self-harm and service provision from your perspective as an autistic woman. This can be in person or online, depending on your preference.

If you are interested, please get in touch with us via email: [email protected]

Twitter accounts: @shrinkable1 @COMICResearchUK

Seeking research participants!

Are you over 18 years old with experience of repetitive self harm? (We define repetitive self harm as more than 5 times within a year). We are keen to hear about your experiences of repetitive self harm and your thoughts about factors that contribute to repetitive self harm, through 1:1 interviews. 

Contact Millie to find out more, on: [email protected]

How do self-esteem, self-disgust and body experience relate to self-harm?

Contact: Alexandra Rabjohns [email protected] 
I am a PhD research student from Sheffield Hallam University in my final year of study. The title of my research project is 'How do self-esteem, self-disgust and body experience relate to self-harm?' 

The purpose of the research is to explore the difference between individuals who self-harm and individuals who do not self-harm in terms of self-esteem, self-disgust, and body experience. As such, anyone over the age of 18 can participate regardless of whether or not they have self-harmed. The study is a series of online questionnaires. I have read through the request information online to ensure I have included all of the necessary information; in hope you will be able to share my research through your networks.

What are the triggers and functions of self-harm?

Contact: Alexandra Rabjohns - [email protected] 

I am a current PhD research student from Sheffield Hallam University in my final year of study. One of my research studies is exploring the triggers and functions of self harm in community populations via a series of online questionnaires. If you decide to take part you will be asked to complete online surveys taking around 30-45 minutes including questions about your emotions, your experiences of self-harm, your thoughts in relation to self-harm and how you feel before self-harm.