What is the study about?
There are lots of different types of psychological (talking) therapies for the experience of hearing distressing voices. However, there hasn’t been any research about patient preferences for these therapies. We would like to find out more about your preferences for example:
Practical things - like where you think therapy should take place.
Techniques - what you think therapy should involve.
Outcomes - what you think therapy should focus on and try to help with.
We want to be able to publish this information to help clinicians and researchers develop and offer therapies that better match the patients’ preferences.
Who can take part?
You could take part if you:
Are aged 16+
Have heard voices for at least six months, irrespective of diagnosis
Are under a secondary mental health service with a care coordinator or lead practitioner
Able to read English
What is involved?
The study involves completing some questionnaires. These will include questions about:
- The voices you hear and mental health experiences.
- Your therapy preferences.
- Your thoughts and feelings about your life and future.
- Completing these questionnaires will take approximately 45-60 minutes, although it can vary for each person. A researcher will help to support you in completing them.
How do I get involved?
If you would like to more information about this study, please email the Research and Development team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01932 722247.