The University of Sheffield is looking for panel members to plan the forthcoming Yorkshire and the Humber Self Harm in Adults study.

The study will involve interviewing people with lived experience of self harm to find out more about their experiences. They will be asked what has helped or hindered them in protecting their personal mental health and wellbeing.

The aim is to understand and learn from experiences to drive sector led improvement work and inform priorities for suicide prevention plans.

The university is looking for panel members to offer a perspective on how they find and approach potential participants, how participants are informed about the study and by whom. They also want to ensure that the study documentation is useful, clear and appropriately written. This will involve a one off phone / video call, together with reading some of the documents.

Longer term, they are seeking to form a panel of lay people to join the planning / steering meetings for the study, some of the members should have lived experience of self harm. This would require a commitment of 3-5 meetings over 10 months. Funding is available to support those contributing their time.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Vyv Huddy at [email protected]