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Studies currently looking for participants

STEP Study

My name is Helen, I am a master’s student studying Mental Health here at King’s College London. My dissertation project is focused on improving the health of young people and their experience of health service use. My study aims to develop an in-depth narrative of young African and Caribbean individuals with anxiety and depression. Through telephone interviews, I hope to obtain information surrounding the individual’s experiences of anxiety, depression, and health services. I also hope to obtain information that can be used to improve the engagement of young people in using health services. As a thank you, I will be sending the participant a £20 voucher on completion of the interview. If you are interested in taking part or have any questions, please feel free to email me at helen.araromi@kcl.ac.uk

HeadSmart Lockdown

Our study uses questionnaires and passively collected physical activity data to help us understand the attitudes that young adults have towards coronavirus and the enforced lockdown; how they are behaving and adhering to the measures in place; and what the long-term physical and mental health consequences of the lockdown might be. Participants are young adults aged 18-24 years who live in the UK, and who have a smartphone. Head over to the HeadSmart website to find out how you can join the study: https://headsmart.app


RADAR-MDD aims to use wearable technology, such as smartphone sensors and fitness trackers, to measure symptoms of major depressive disorder and predict future relapse. We are recruiting people who have recently experienced depression to participate. Participants will be given a FitBit and asked to download some apps onto their smartphone: some apps will be used to collect information from sensors which are already in most modern smartphone; other apps will be used for participants to answer questionnaires about their mood and social environment, or complete some cognitive tasks. For a maximum of 2-years, this data will provide insight into changes in physical activity, sleep, stress, mood, sociability, speech and cognitive function, which may be associated with future depressive relapse. For more information, contact Grace at grace.lavelle@kcl.ac.uk

Past studies - not currently recruiting

Screen Time and Mental Health

For more information about to study and to express your interest, please email norha.vera@kcl.ac.uk, or call 020 7848 5129.

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Mental Health in South East London

A qualitative study of city life and mental health – In this research project we want to learn more about the mental health of young people who live in South East London. We are especially interested in how living in South East London affects their mental health. We are recruiting people (age 18-35) who have recently experienced common mental health problems such as worries, stress or low mood for interviews. The interview would last around an hour and focus on learning more about their experiences, their life, and what they think about the places they live. For more information, contact Rasmus at rasmus.birk@kcl.ac.uk

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