FAQs

Will I see the results of my research?

We are not able to provide information on individual responses. But we will make findings of the research available in our newsletter and on our webpage so that you can see how your contribution is really making a difference.

I’m feeling distressed what do I do?

If you are feeling distressed and need someone to talk to contact the Samaritans 24 hour helpline 116 123. http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us.

How can I join the study?

Simply sign up on the study home page.

What does the study involve?

The study involves filling in some questionnaires. These are available in your user area under ‘Questionnaires’. You can fill out whichever questionnaires you like, in any order.

You also have the option of uploading anything you have been looking at online. You can do this via your dashboard in your user area.

If you like you can consent to being contacted for future research by our research team. You don’t have to do this and you can remove your details from our system at any time. For more information click here.

You can also consent to having your data linked with routinely collected healthcare data. This is optional and won’t affect you being able to take part in the rest of the study. For more information click here.

How do I fill out the questionnaires?

Sign up or login to the study website. This will bring you to your user area. Click on questionnaires. Here you can see the list of questionnaires and information on the ones you have already started or completed. Click on the questionnaire(s) you would like to complete and follow the instructions on screen for each one.

Who can take part?

If you are aged over 16, living in the UK and have ever harmed yourself in any way we need your help for this ground breaking study.

How to I add a new resource?

Sign up or login to the study website. This will bring you to your user area. Click on the ‘Dashboard’ button. Click on Add resource and follow the instructions on the screen.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

By taking part in this study you are contributing to research that goes on to inform policy and practice. This can change things like how the government spends money and the way healthcare providers look after people. This ultimately means that more people will be able to access the right kind of help and support at the right time.

Who will have access to my information?

Any information you give will only be accessed by the research team. Any personal details will be separated from any other data meaning that even our research team working on this project will not be able to identify you. For more information on your privacy click here.

What if I don’t want to take part anymore?

You can choose to leave the study at any time. If you choose to leave the study any questionnaire responses and internet resources you have already contributed will still be available for use by the research team however your personal details will be deleted. It will not be possible to identify you based on any data you have contributed on our website. If you would like to leave the study please click here or contact us for more information.

If you feel distressed and need someone to talk to please contact the Samaritans – phone: 116 123 or email: jo@samaritans.org

How do I change my password?

From your user area, click the ‘My Account‘ link from the top menu. Here you can change your password or any other personal details.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is looking at a website. When a user comes back and looks at that website again in the future, the data stored in the cookie can then be retrieved by the website.

Will I find out the results of this study?

We produce a regular newsletter to keep you up to date with the progress of our research. You can access this on our webpage.

How can I find out more?

If you want any more information about any aspect of our study then contact us.

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Thank you for taking part in this research – all the information you give us is so important to informing future research

While we are not able to provide information on individual responses we will make findings of this research available on the web-portal so you can see how your contribution is really making a difference.

If you have been affected by taking part in this research in anyway or just need someone to talk to please get in contact with the Samaritans on 116 123 – They’re available 24 hours a day 365 days a year – if there is something troubling you then please get in touch.

If you want to talk to someone immediately then please telephone using the number above. However support is also available via email at jo@samaritans.org. Further information can be found on their website www.samaritans.org.

Just having someone to talk to that isn’t family or friends can be a tremendous help. You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch.

If you have any further questions about this research then get in touch with the research team via the contact us page. We are only able to respond to questions relating to the research itself.

Thank you again for taking part! Your story is so valuable to making a real difference

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