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Take part in Samaritans research study

TheMixTheMix The Mix HQPosts: 2,767 Staff Team
Hi everyone,

Samaritans have reached out to us and they are looking for young people who have seen, posted, or engaged with self-harm or suicide content online to take part in a survey. The aim of the study is to help make the internet a safer and more inclusive place.

The questions asked in the survey could be triggering for some people who struggle with self-harm and suicidal feelings so please make sure to complete the survey when you are feeling okay to do so, and do reach out to services such as Crisis Messenger or Samaritans if you need any support after completing the survey.

Here's a bit more information about the survey from Samaritans:
We are currently recruiting participants for a survey examining the impact of viewing and posting online content related to suicide and self-harm. This research is part of the Samaritans Online Excellence Programme and we are working in partnership with Middlesex University, the University of Birmingham, and Canterbury Christ Church University.

The survey is open to people aged 16 and over who currently live in the UK. People can take part in this survey if they have ever seen, posted, or engaged with self-harm or suicide content online. You do not need to have personal experience of self-harm or suicidal feelings to take part in this survey.

The survey is currently live and can be found here along with the Participant Information Sheet: https://mdxl.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNFvDsPuHl6rJDU

Thank you <3

The Mix Team
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Comments

  • La_LaLa_La PLANET MARSPosts: 156 Helping Hand
    This is a very good survey, thank you for sharing.
    ~ Dreamer ~
    lovemimoon
  • AislingDMAislingDM Posts: 832 Part of The Mix Family
    Amazing survey thank you for bringing it to all of our's attention <3
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Posts: 2,860 Boards Guru
    Hi @TheMix

    Yes, thanks for sharing this research study. It looks and sounds very interesting and important! I hope people can participate if they wish to :)
  • TheMixTheMix The Mix HQPosts: 2,767 Staff Team
    Hello everyone,

    We just wanted to post here to say there's still time to take part in this research study. It will be closing at the end of December :)

    *The questions asked in the survey could be triggering for some people who struggle with self-harm and suicidal feelings so do make sure to complete the survey when you are feeling okay to do so, and do reach out to services such as Crisis Messenger or Samaritans if you need any support after completing the survey.

    - Aife & the team
    We're @Aife, @Connor, @Emma_, and @Mike - the staff team here at The Mix.

    If you're worried about another member, use the report button to make sure a moderator sees it ASAP.

    Our private messages are monitored Monday - Sunday (9.30 am - 5.30 pm) and we aim to reply within 24 hours. We have a great team of moderators looking after the community outside of those hours to check in on any reported posts.

    If you would like more information on using the discussion boards, ask at the Help Desk, check out How to use the discussion boards, or send us a private message.

    We're not able to provide support via this account but if you're having suicidal thoughts or need support urgently for any reason, please contact Crisis Messenger or call 999.
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Posts: 2,860 Boards Guru
    That's great news. Thanks for letting us know @TheMix <3
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