WhenName of EventWhereFurther Information
Help to develop better support systems for young people at risk of self-harm and suicide
(The 4S Study) – Self Harm Study with the University of Exeter and the University of Bristol
Online GroupThe University of Exeter and University of Bristol are running a research study on self-harm and suicide in young people. They are looking to form a parent/carers and family group to help advise us on our research and are therefore looking for parents of young people who have either self-harmed, experienced suicidal thoughts or who have lost a child to suicide.
Please get in touch if you are parent interested in attending these groups. They anticipate running 3-4 online groups and can pay £25 per hour for parents time.

To express your interest in joining a public involvement group or for further information please contact Emily Widnall, University
of Bristol Senior Research Associate on: emily.widnall@bristol.ac.uk
Share your perspectives on a digital self-help programme for binge eating – University of Oxford, Department of PsychiatryOnline GroupAre you aged over 18 and have experience of binge eating? And/or supporting family or friends with experience of binge eating? And/or a health professional?

There is the chance to attend an online focus group to talk about the best ways to evaluate a digital self-help programme for binge eating. You will receive a £15 Amazon voucher for your time.

For more information please contact Emma Osborne at: emma.osborne@psych.ox.ac.uk
University of Bristol – Young People Vaping SurveyOnline FormThe University of Bristol is looking for 200 young people to take part in a survey about vaping. They want to understand why young people are vaping, where they use them and get them, and we can prevent young people vaping.

For more information please contact: Jasmine.Khouja@bristol.ac.uk
Form for parents: https://bristolexppsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZ9EvyhYN5UGOvI?Q_CHL=qr
University of Sussex – Mental Imagery Study – Young Person Research Photo StudyDoes your child have lived experiences of persistent low mood or depression and enjoy expressing themselves creatively? The University of Sussex is looking for young people to take part in a research photo study.

To take part the young person must:
– Be aged between 14-17 years old
– Have lived experience of persistent low mood or depression (past or current)
– Live in the UK

For more information or to sign up, follow this link:

If you have a question, contact:
Devon Youth Council NewsletterNewsletterhttps://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDEVONCC/bulletins/36969a9
Devon Safer Lives and Communities – Understanding Healthy Relationship Needs in DevonAnonymous Online Form There is a new anonymous survey designed to better understand how people in Devon see issues around healthy family relationships, domestic abuse and violence and how these impact daily lives.

By relationships can refer to couples but also relationships between siblings, child and parent relationships and friendships.
To take part, fill out this anonymous survey. They are interested in hearing about people’s relationship experiences and journeys where things have not always worked out. For both men and women, this could mean the relationship left you afraid, confused or upset, your partner was controlling, harassed you, stalked you, or forced you to do things you did not want to do.

The main goal is to hear about how you felt and your own impressions on whether there is the right support out there for people stuck in an unhealthy relationship or if more can be done to make them feel safer. This survey is for anyone with experience of domestic abuse, current or historic.
They value all views and ideas. The information you share will be used to better understand the needs in Devon of those who face abuse of any kind and will also be used to develop future services, such as domestic and sexual violence support and ensure there is the best possible Domestic Abuse support available across Devon for people who need it.

If you are affected by any topic raised within this survey you can find support by calling Fearless on 0345 155 1074 or visit FearLess – www.fear-less.org.uk Alternatively, the free National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available 24 hours a day, all year round on 0808 2000 247.
JanuaryChyme & Exeter UniversityEmail Help to inform and design research. Eleanor Bryant is looking to chat to people about what Forest or outdoor schools are like for teenager’s mental health, and to hear your thoughts about how they can research this.

If you are:
– A teen who goes to outdoor school
– A parent or carer
– Forest or outdoor school staff
– Or school staff who has forest school links
and are interested in having an informal chat in January to hear more and share your experiences, please email Eleanor Bryant, at e.bryant@exeter.ac.uk
How can employed parents who support young people with mental health difficulties be better supported?Online interviewAre you a parent in employment, and caring for a young person aged between 11 and 25 years, who is experiencing mental health difficulties for which they are accessing services?

Up to twenty parents in this situation are being invited to take part in an interview to help gain new insights into the difficulties experienced, particularly around juggling caring and employment. This knowledge will help to inform future work to identify what support is needed.

If you choose to take part, more information about the project will be sent to you to read, and there will be an online interview (lasting approximately an hour) at a mutually agreeable time. You will be asked questions about your experiences and given the opportunity to stay connected with the
project if you wish to.

Interested in being involved: then please send an
email to jparsonage@brookes.ac.uk.
April/MayDevon Communities Together – Telehealth Service ExperiencesTBCDCT is currently supporting University of Plymouth to recruit participants for a series of workshops to look at experiences of phone/online health appointments with the following clinicians:
– Physiotherapist
– Occupational Therapist
– Dietician
– Speech and Language Therapist
– Podiatrist

The findings will help to inform future training resources for healthcare professionals. There’s a £50 voucher for participants, plus travel expenses.
The workshops locations will be as follows:
– North Devon – Thursday 25th April 10am-12pm
– South Devon – Wednesday 1st May 1pm-3pm
– East Devon – Tuesday 21st May 1pm-3pm
– West Devon – Tuesday 28th May 1pm-3pm

To take part or for more information, please contact: info@devoncommunities.org.uk or call 01392 248919.