Sleep and Suicide Prevention study seeks participants

Do you sometimes think about suicide?

Researchers at the University of Manchester are interested in hearing about the everyday thoughts and feelings of people with depression and who also have suicidal thoughts and problems with their sleep.

The study involves wearing a touch-screen watch for seven days. The watch will beep at six random times each day and will then ask you a few quick questions about how you are feeling or what you are thinking at that time of the day. Each morning and night they will also ask you to fill in a paper booklet to answer questions about your previous night’s sleep. People who take part will be reimbursed for their time and effort.

The research team say, “This study is about trying to understand what it’s like to walk a mile in the shoes of people with depression, who also experience problems sleeping and suicidal thoughts. We hope this will improve our understanding and help us to develop services which will prevent future suicide and improve wellbeing.”

This project has been approved by the NHS Research Ethics Committee [REF: 16NW0226] If you would like more information or to talk about taking part in this study please contact the lead researcher, Donna Littlewood on 0161 275 8300 or email: donna.littlewood@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

 

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