RESEARCH STUDY: Prevalence and Experience of Diagnostic Shifts in Youth Mental Health

Please read below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in;

Dr. Cliodhna O’Connor is a researcher from University College Dublin and is conducting a research project called “Prevalence and Experience of Diagnostic Shifts in Youth Mental Health”.

She would like to interview young people across Ireland who have undergone a diagnostic change.  She would also like to interview their parents.  She would like people to tell her in their own words how they understood the reasons for the change in their diagnosis and whether the diagnostic change caused any difficulties for them.

If you have a child aged 11 years to 18 years who has previously experienced a change in their diagnosis Cliodhna would like to invite the family to take part in this study.

To find out more about participating in the study please contact the researcher Dr. Cliodhna O’Connor at Email: cliodhha.oconnor1@ucd.ie Phone: 01-7168336.

More information about the project can be found at: https://paedsdiagnosis.ucd.ie

RESEARCH STUDY: The use of assistance/service dogs from a human rights and animal welfare perspective

Please read below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in; 

Zsuzsanna Kiss is a research student studying for her Master’s Degree at the Institute of Technology Carlow. She is a President’s Research Fellowship Student and is carrying out a research study on the use of assistance dogs.

The purpose of her study is to see how assistance dogs help people with various needs and how they benefit people’s lives. The findings of the research will help gain more insight into how dogs assist people and what improvements could be done.

She would like to invite people, children and adults, to take part in an interview. The interview will take about 25-45 minutes, depending on the age and/or ability of the participants. The interview will be audio-recorded. The recorded text will be transcribed and participants can read the transcript any time during the research.

The participation in this research is voluntary. Volunteering participants may withdraw at any time without consequences. They also may refuse to answer any question they do not want to answer.

If you wish to participate in this research, please contact Zsuzsanna at the following email address Zsuzsanna.kiss@itcarlow.ie.

RESEARCH STUDY: Parental Resilience and Mental Health

Please read the below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in:

Aileen O’Connor is a trainee clinical psychologist in UCD and would like to invite parents to participate in her research “Parental Resilience and Mental Health”.

Her research looks at how parents manage emotions during times of stress and how this contributes to resilience or mental health difficulties and what strategies are helpful or unhelpful.

If you wish to participate in this research, please follow the link to fill in an anonymous online survey which takes approximately 25 minutes;

http://www.ucd.ie/psychology/pram/

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