Are you a brother or sister of someone who has experienced a first episode of psychosis? If so, you could help our researchers and clinicians by taking part in their latest study.
What is the E Sibling Project?
The E Sibling Project is part of a national study which aims to develop an online support package for siblings of people experiencing their first episode of psychosis, a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them which might involve hallucinations or delusions. The package will teach siblings how to care for someone with the condition and themselves at the same time.
After two years of development, the E Sibling Project online resource is now ready and researchers are currently looking for siblings to test the package and give views on whether it works well in improving their wellbeing and coping, using a research design commonly called a trial.
Who can take part in the study?
Our team of researchers and clinicians would like to hear from siblings aged 16 and over who have a brother or sister who are affected by first developed psychosis within the last five years. Participants must have a good understanding of written and spoken English, daily access to the internet and at least weekly contact with their brother or sister (contact includes phone calls, text messaging, social media, online gaming etc. as well as face to face meetings).
Will siblings be paid for their involvement in the project?
Participants will be paid £10 for their time and entered into a draw to win one of three vouchers for £100.
For further information, please visit http://siblingpsychosis.org or contact Keeley Marriott, Clinical Studies Assistant, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01332 623700 ext 33407. Participants need to be enrolled by 31 March 2015.