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11-16 year olds needed! 30 minute phone interview for research. £5 thank you voucher!

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MEDIA: Alex Payne and Alex Kr Thu 29-Sep-16 16:54:26

In the Clinical Psychology department at the University of East Anglia (UEA) we are researching childhood depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We are looking for 11 to 16 year olds to take part.

What is the aim of this research?
The aim of this research project is to find out more about the intrusive thoughts and memories that young people have. These are thoughts and memories that pop into our heads without us choosing to think about them. We are interested in how intrusive thoughts and memories make young people feel, what sense they make of them and how they cope with them. We hope that this study could help us to understand intrusive thoughts and memories a bit better and think about how we can help young people who are struggling with intrusive thoughts and memories.

Who are you looking for?
We are looking for three groups of young people aged between 11 and 16 years to take part in our research study.

Group 1: Young people who have depression or who are experiencing low mood.

Group 2: Young people who have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or who are experiencing stress after a traumatic event.

Group 3: Young people who do not have difficulties with low mood or posttraumatic stress and who would like to be in our ‘comparison’ group.

What will happen if my child chooses to take part?
We will send your child two questionnaires to fill in online. We expect these questionnaires to take about 15 minutes to complete. A researcher will then contact you by phone to interview your child about their intrusive thoughts and memories. This interview should take up to 45 minutes but it does not need to be done all in one go and breaks will be offered.

Is there anyone who can’t take part?
We are unable to include young people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or psychosis in the research study. This is because we know that many young people with OCD or psychosis have intrusive thoughts and memories and we would like to find out more about these experiences in other groups of young people.

We are also unable to include young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), young people who have a learning disability and young people who have a drug or alcohol addiction.

What are the benefits of taking part?
Everyone who takes part will be sent a £5 Amazon voucher to say thank you.

What do I do if my child wants to take part?
If your child would like to take part, please click on the link below, enter your contact details and click on the blue button at the bottom of the page. Once you have done this, we will contact you.

Click on this link to let us know if you are interested in taking part:


OR email your name, your child's name, your child's date of birth and a contact number to

Thank you for thinking about taking part in this research!

Alexandra Payne and Aleksandra Kralj
Trainee Clinical Psychologists

Supervised by Dr. Richard Meiser-Stedman
Reader in Clinical Psychology
University of East Anglia

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