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:

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.


Fresh Start COVID Focused Research on Experiences of Seeking Help for Self-Harm During Lockdown:

Contact: [email protected]

Researchers at the University of Leeds are running research to inform services to support people who self-harm. The past few months have been very difficult for many different reasons, including changes to the services you can turn to for support with self-harm during lockdown. Researchers at the University of Leeds who want to know more about how lockdown has affected members of this group.

By taking part, you could help to shape the ways that services respond to similar events in the future, and you will be given a £10 online voucher as a thank you for your time.

Self injury Support has been part of a discussion group which has developed the focus of this research.


Self-Injury in young Bisexual people: A Longitudinal investigation (SIBL)

Contact: [email protected]

Participants are being invited to take part in a research study looking at the relationship between different social and psychological experiences (rumination, belonging, self-esteem and biphobia) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) urges in young bisexual people. NSSI refers to when someone intentionally hurts themselves without wishing to end their life. This can include a wide range of experience such as cutting oneself or ingesting a toxic substance.

Project Participant Information Sheet

Contact form to find out more about the project


Influences on Self-Harm

Please contact us at:  [email protected]

We are inviting participants to take part in an online study in which we measure your thoughts about self-harm, with telephone input from a research assistant. The study session will take about an hour. It will involve asking you questions about your past history of self-harm, whether people amongst your family and friends have self-harmed, and asking you to rate your thoughts about self-harm before and after a series of three scenarios. These scenarios are designed to minimise any triggering effect, and we have built in a series of safeguards to our study design.

The findings of our research will be used to understand influences on self-harm so that we can design ways of helping people to reduce the risks of physical damage and of suicide attempts.