Help with research
Mental health problems can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race or social background. But together we can make a difference.
Our researchers are examining what leads to the development of mental health problems, from genetics and biology to psychological and environmental factors.
We believe that a better understanding of mental health problems is the key to making life better for those affected by them. But we need your help to make a difference.
How can I help?
Taking part is easy – it involves completing an online survey which asks about your contact details and some personal information, like your ethnicity and date of birth. There are also questions about your mental and physical health, as well as your lifestyle. It should take around 10-15 minutes to complete and all the information you provide is confidential.
You can learn more about getting involved and completing the survey on our online study page.
Depending on the information you provide, for example, where you live or the diagnoses you’ve received, we may contact you about arranging a one-to-one interview with one of our researchers to help us collect more detailed information about your experiences. We may also ask if you’re willing to provide a blood or saliva sample.
Are there any other ways I can help?
We currently have a COVID-19 study open to people with lived experience of mental health problems. We want to understand how the pandemic has impacted the lives of people living with mental ill-health.
You can also visit our noticeboard to find opportunities to help with other mental health studies, both directly with us and with other research groups in the UK.
You can also help spread the word about our research! Invite your friends and family members to take part in the online survey, regardless of whether they’ve experienced a mental illness.