Volunteers for a study to examine: The Experience of People with Mental Health Problems.
I am at the University of Manchester working on a project that is investigating experiences of people with mental health problems in order to develop interventions to challenge mental health stigma. Previous research has shown that stigma is one of the greatest challenges facing people with mental illness.
I am writing to you because I would very much like your members to take part in my study. My study involves filling out a questionnaire, which includes questions regarding perceived stigma, sleep, and mood. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time with no penalty to you. This study will last 30 minutes.
Participation in this study will be greatly appreciated, as help from people with mental health problems is indispensable and greatly valued.
The study has been granted full ethical approval from the University of Manchester’s Senate Committee on the Ethics of Research on Human Beings. All data collected will remain anonymous and confidential at all times. More information can be found in the attached Participant Information Sheet. I have also attached the questionnaire for you to read through.
I have included a web link to my online questionnaire; if you agree to take part in my project could this link please be distributed to your members.
Thank you very much in advance for your consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional information.
I look forward to hear from you!
Web link to Questionnaire: http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/