University of Sheffield psychological survey

My name is Francisca and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Sheffield, UK, supervised by Dr Paul Overton (Professor of Neuroscience) and Dr Philip Powell (Research Fellow).

In the context of my doctoral thesis, we are conducting a study exploring the role of emotional experiences, in particular self-directed disgust, on the wellbeing and self-care of trans/gender-diverse individuals. The aim of this project is to increase our knowledge of factors that impact trans/gender diverse people’s wellbeing and improve the quality of health services, in particular psychological therapies, accessible to the trans/gender diverse population. To our knowledge, only one brief psychological intervention to reduce self-directed disgust has been developed and tested to date. Therefore, another aim of this project will be to find and review psychological interventions or techniques that can be used to support people experiencing self-directed disgust.

Subject: Transgender/Non-binary people invited to take part in research study about emotional experiences, wellbeing and self-care

We are inviting trans/non-binary individuals, who are over 18 years old and living in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand to take part in a study exploring emotional experiences, wellbeing and self-care of trans people. Our aim is to improve the quality of health services, in particular psychological therapies, provided to the trans population. Some of the topics discussed in the study include current and past negative experiences and feelings. This may be distressing for some people.

This study is being conducted by researchers from the University of Sheffield. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. If you are eligible and choose to take part, you will be asked to complete three questionnaires, a month apart from each other. The first questionnaire will take roughly around 30 minutes to complete. The second and third will take around 15 minutes to complete. Following the link below will direct you to an information sheet and the first questionnaire.

Upon completion of all questionnaires, you can choose to enter into a prize draw of a £100 Amazon Voucher or equivalent in your currency. The prize draw will take place when all data has been collected and by no later than March 2018.

We will only be recruiting participants until February 2018. At the end of the study, a report of our findings and recommendations will be shared with all the associations and charities which have advertised this study.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Please follow this link to take part in the study:

 https://sheffieldpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cO6D118EARKsgVn

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