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Title: The impact of Ethnicity and Immigrant Generation

We are conducting an online study that is exploring the impact of immigrant generation and ethnicity on mental health stigma and level of trust in mental health services. Previous research has consistently found minoritised ethnic groups tend to hold a higher level of mental health stigma compared to their White counterparts. This study is interested in exploring the role generation may play in this relationship.

You are invited to complete an online survey that will take about 15 minutes. You can take part if you:

  • Identify as White British, Polish British/Polish, British South Asian/South Asian (Bangladeshi, Indian, or Pakistani
  • (Only Polish/South Asian) Identify as a first or second generation immigrant
  • Are aged 18 years or above
  • Are able to read and write in English

For more information and to take part in the online survey, please follow this link:

 https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cByT5AJeAiJI6IS

For more information about the study or if you would like to speak to someone, please contact Syeda Akther: syeda.akther@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

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Title: An Investigation into Social Support, Possessions & Obsessions

The amount of social support people receive (or don’t receive) can have a big impact on their thoughts and experiences. We are interested in the amount and type of social support experienced by people who have difficulties with a) over acquiring and keeping possessions, b) obsessional and compulsive problems, and c) those without problems with either.

We are looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over.

Participating in the research will involve a 15-minute telephone discussion and online questionnaires taking approximately 30-40 minutes although for some people it may take longer. Paper questionnaires can also be sent by post if you prefer.

If you are interested and would like more information, please click on the link below to read the participant information sheet

To register your interest or for further information, please contact: victoria.edwards@hmc.ox.ac.uk

Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) Approval Reference:

R74797/RE001

Researchers: Victoria Edwards (Trainee Clinical Psychologist; victoria.edwards@hmc.ox.ac.uk), Professor Paul Salkovskis (Principal Investigator & Director, Oxford Centre for Psychological Health; paul.salkovskis@hmc.ox.ac.uk), Dr Victoria Bream (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre; victoria.bream@hmc.ox.ac.uk)

The Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research

University of Oxford, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX

 

 

 

The effect of difficult interpersonal memories on emotional responses

The Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research

University of Oxford, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX

Researchers: Sam French (Trainee Clinical Psychologist; sam.french@hmc.ox.ac.uk), Professor Paul Salkovskis (Principal Investigator & Director, Oxford Centre for Psychological Health; paul.salkovskis@hmc.ox.ac.uk), Dr Victoria Bream (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre; victoria.bream@hmc.ox.ac.uk)

Central University Research Ethics Approval (University of Oxford) Reference: R74372/RE001 

Can you help us? We are researchers from the Clinical Psychology Department at The University of Oxford, and we are interested in learning more about the link between difficult interpersonal memories and emotional responses.

We are interested in hearing from people who identify as having obsessional and compulsive problems, and those without current experiences of mental health difficulties. 

We are hoping to develop a deeper understanding of factors that may contribute to distress in this area, with the hope of tailoring and improving treatments for these individuals.

We are looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over. Participating in the research will take approximately 1 hour, and will involve a short telephone discussion, an experimental task via video, and completion of some questionnaires.

If you are interested and would like more information, please click on the link below. To register your interest or for further information, please contact sam.french@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

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Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research

 

Tittle: An Investigation of Mental Imagery in Worries About Health

Sponsor: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

What is the purpose of the study: Everyone at some point in their lives will worry about their health. For most people these worries will decrease and disappear, but for some people despite medical reassurance their worries continue. Recent research shows that individuals who worry excessively about their health can experience mental images about future health concerns. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the way in which such mental images affect worries about health.

 

Who can take part: Anyone aged 18 and above, living in the UK and identify themselves as any of the following groups: 1) anxious or worried about their health; 2) experience difficulties with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); 3) consider themselves as to have neither problem and not currently seeking treatment for any mental health difficulties. All participants are required to have access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone as the study will take place online

 

What will the study involve: Participating in this study involves completing online questionnaires and an online task where you think about mental imagery about different topics.

 

How do I take part in the study: If you are interested and would like to find out more information, please view the document linked below and contact the researcher Bahar Pourghobad (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) Bahar.Pourghobad@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

 

Researchers: Bahar Pourghobad (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) Bahar.Pourghobad@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk 

Professor Paul Salkovskis paul.salkovskis@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Dr Sarah Lack sarah.lack@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

NHS Ethics Approval: IRAS ID291384

 

 

 

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EDIFY: Exploring Differences in Imagery of the Future in Young People

Researchers at University of Oxford are studying the links between imagination, mental health, and autism in young people. 

Future imagination is important for mental health, future planning, and problem solving. 

This knowledge can inform better psychological support for young people and their families.

A small donation to a charity supporting youth will be made per family.

 

Who are we looking for?

Both autistic and non-autistic young people aged 10-16 (and their parents).

 

What does the study involve?

The study is all online. The online survey takes around 45 min for the young person and 25 min for the parent or carer.

 

Where can I find more information?

tinyurl.com/euxceu

 

Who should I contact to express interest?

Dr Alex Lau-Zhu, alex.lauzhu@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

 

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The Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research

University of Oxford, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX

Researchers: Alice Melin (Trainee Clinical Psychologist; alice.melin@hmc.ox.ac.uk), Professor Paul Salkovskis (Principal Investigator & Director, Oxford Centre for Psychological Health; paul.salkovskis@hmc.ox.ac.uk)

Central University Research Ethics Approval (University of Oxford) Reference: R78380/RE001

Researchers from the University of Oxford want to hear from you.

Have you found love following an abusive and violent relationship?

Whether you have found love, are still looking or have decided to remain single after surviving intimate partner violence we would like to hear from you.

Can you help us? We are researchers from the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology at The University of Oxford, and we are interested to understand the barriers that women face when seeking to build new relationships with men after their abuse. This research is restricted to women because it is informed by previous publications that consider intimate partner violence within the framework of gender-based violence or violence against women.

Please note that for research purposes we are ALSO recruiting women who have NOT experienced intimate partner violence.

Please consider taking part in this study to help us understand how survivors build new romantic relationships.

We are looking for women volunteers aged 18 years and over. Participating in the research will involve completing an online questionnaire and will take 20 mins.

If you would like to find out more about this research please view the digital flyer and participant information, please click on the link below.

If you have questions about this research project, please contact alice.melin@hmc.ox.ac.uk

If you would like to take part please click here : https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eA1mQYCrHeJV2mO.

Alternatively, share the link to this study with friends and family if you feel able to do so. We are committed to representing individuals from many backgrounds.

 

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Can you help us?

We are interested in learning from you about your experiences relating to possessions.

We are looking for people who:

· have problems with collecting and keeping clutter and have a childhood/adolescent experience of them and/or their family suddenly (in under a year) losing all or nearly all of their possessions

OR

· have problems with collecting and keeping clutter and do not have a childhood/adolescent experience of them and/or their family suddenly (in under a year) losing all or nearly all of their possessions

OR

· do not have problems with collecting and keeping clutter (whether or not they have a childhood/adolescent experience of them and/or their family suddenly losing all or nearly all of their possessions)

You will need to be aged at least 18 years to take part. Participating in the research will take 30-60 minutes, and involve completing a digital/telephone interview and/or online questionnaires. Some questions will ask about your past and current psychological wellbeing, and about your past experiences of material deprivation.

We hope this research will help us to develop a deeper understanding of factors that may impact the relationship with possessions, and improve treatments for individuals having problems with collecting and keeping clutter.

If you would like more information, please click on the links below:

If you would like further information or if you would like to take part, please contact fahreen.walji@hmc.ox.ac.uk

Researchers: Fahreen Walji (Trainee Clinical Psychologist); Professor Paul Salkovskis (Principal Investigator & Director, Oxford Centre for Psychological Health

Central University Research Ethics Approval (University of Oxford) Reference: R77237/RE001

 

 

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We know that people often think about non-living things as if they were alive, or even as people. Common examples of this include when we refer to ships as “she”, or the many films that personify animals and/or objects, such as Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This study focuses on the way people relate to their own possessions or objects in general, because we think this might affect their lifestyle. For example, people can see possessions as being like a friend and/or providing them with comfort in the same or similar way to another human being.

We, Victoria Skibsted Nielsen & Professor Paul Salkovskis (Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research), would be very happy to answer questions you may have to help you to decide whether or not to take part.

You will be expected to complete several questionnaires and we expect this to take approximately 30 minutes. The questions included relate to symptoms of mental health difficulties (including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and suicidal thoughts), the items that you have in your home, how you relate to other people and how you relate to objects.

No background knowledge is required. This information with be analysed by Victoria Skibsted Nielsen to assess how we think about, and relate to, possessions. This information will be completely anonymous and the data will be accessible to only Victoria Skibsted Nielsen & Professor Paul Salkovskis.

We are looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over. If you are interested and would like more information and or/to take part, please click on the link below:

https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00dOAflJZKvEGMu

For further information, please contact: Victoria.Nielsen@hmc.ox.ac.uk

Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) Approval Reference:

R77127/RE001

Researchers: Victoria Nielsen (Trainee Clinical Psychologist; Victoria.Nielsen@hmc.ox.ac.uk), Professor Paul Salkovskis (Principal Investigator & Director, Oxford Centre for Psychological Health; Paul.Salkovskis@hmc.ox.ac.uk), Dr Victoria Bream (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre; Victoria.Bream@hmc.ox.ac.uk)

The Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research

University of Oxford, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX

 

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Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research 

 

Tittle: An Investigation of Mental Imagery in Worries About the Future  

 

Sponsor: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust  

What is the purpose of the study: Everyone at some point in their lives will worry about the future. For most people, these worries will decrease and disappear, but for some people despite reassurance their worries continue. Recent research shows that individuals can experience mental images about their future worries. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the way in which such mental images affect worry and anxiety. 

 

Who can take part: This study is open to anyone over the age of 18 living in the UK, who would identify themselves as any of the following groups:  

Consider themselves to be anxious or worried about their health  
Consider themselves to have difficulties with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)  
Consider themselves as to have neither problem and not currently seeking treatment for any mental health difficulties  
All participants are required to have access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone as the study will take place online 

 

What will the study involve: Participating in this study involves completing online questionnaires and a task where you think about mental imagery about different topics. In total the study will take approximately 60 minutes. All study tasks will take place online and via video call, therefore you do not need to live in Oxford to take part. 

 

How do I take part in the study: If you are interested and would like to find out more information, please view the document linked below and contact the researcher Bahar Pourghobad (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) Bahar.Pourghobad@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk 

 

Researchers: Bahar Pourghobad (Trainee Clinical Psychologist; Bahar.Pourghobad@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Professor Paul Salkovskis  paul.salkovskis@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk 

Dr Sarah Lack sarah.lack@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk 

 

NHS Ethics Approval: IRAS ID 291384