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:

Overcoming self-injury without therapy or medication: exploring experiences

Contact: [email protected]

This project aims to explore people's experiences of 'overcoming' or 'recovering' from non-suicidal self-injury where therapy or medication was not used or was not helpful, and trying to better understand what has helped them in this journey. Participants will be interviewed at a location and time that is convenient for them and via the most appropriate means such as video call via Zoom, or face to face.

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.