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Nonbinary participants needed for mental health research project


This research project aims to gain an understanding of the experiences of nonbinary people who have engaged with mental health services in England. Unfortunately, nonbinary voices have largely been left out of mental health research thus far. This project aims to provide a platform for those voices to be heard. This project is being conducted by Heather Metz through the University of East Anglia School of Social Work.

They are looking for:

  • Must be at least age 14
  • Must have experience with mental health services in England
  • Must have identified outside of the gender binary while receiving mental health services (mental health provider does not need to have been aware of gender identity)
  • If under 18, must be able to identify a parent/guardian or other support to researcher for safeguarding purposes
  • For online interviews, stable internet connection is needed

Expected commitment from participants:

Participants will be asked to engage in an interview to speak about their gender identity and mental health journeys. Prior to the interview the researcher will speak with the participant about what the interview process entails, including answering any questions, and ensuring that appropriate supports are in place for the participant should the interview topics be distressing in any way. The interview process usually lasts about one hour and can be done either online via Microsoft Teams or in-person if logistically possible. Immediately after the interview, participants are asked to engage in a short debrief where they provide feedback to the researcher about the interview process.


Commitment to inclusion:

Interview settings will be determined by the participant and the interview will travel to the participant whenever possible. Participants will be given an opportunity to share their experience regarding mental health services for nonbinary people in England, including recommendations to mental health professionals about how services are provided. All participants will be given the opportunity to engage in a debrief after the interview where they can provide feedback to inform how future interviews are conducted. All participants are also given a list of local support resources. Participants also have the option to receive a summary page of the results of the study upon its completion.


Closing date to apply:

5pm, 31st October 2024


How to apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email with brief answers to the following questions:

  1. What is your name?
  2. What is your date of birth?
  3. Where do you currently reside?
  4. Please give details of any relevant experience

or you can find their contact details and further information about them at the following link:

How to Apply

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Involvement Payment Details

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