Thank you for participating in the study!

Thank you for taking part in the study. We wanted to understand how young people want to be involved in research about themselves, when the research is about difficult experiences.

Thank you for your help! 

We have had supervision and debriefing sessions, however, if you feel upset or down after the end of the project, please do the following.


First of all, please tell someone. You can speak with a parent, carer or guardian, a keyworker, and/or another trusted adult or any of the members of staff at 6VT.



This portal provides information about different helplines for different needs and will offer advice, information, or a listening ear to you in times of distress. You can find specific helplines for emotional distress on the website.



ChildLine provides support to anyone under 19 years. They have counselling support, which is available through email, text or 1-2-1 chat. Find out more about ChildLine on their website.


Become Charity

Become charity specialises in providing support to children and young people in care. You can find more information about them on their website.


Young Minds

If you would like more support, information, and awareness about mental health, you can contact Young Minds, who work towards improving mental health support to children and young people. More information can be found on their website.


The Mix

The mix provides 1-2-1 support and crisis management to young people under 25s. You can find out more about them here.



Samaritans provide support and crisis management to people and communities in need. You can find out more about their work on their website.


Further Contact Details

If you have more questions or feedback, please contact the researcher Raahat Manrai at

Additionally, you can contact Emily Taylor (Principal Supervisor) at

To speak to an independent person, you can contact Helen Sharpe, PGR Programme Director for Clinical Psychology, School of Health in Social Science at

If you need to make a complaint about this study please contact Matthias Schwannauer (Head of School of Health in Social Science, the University of Edinburgh) via email at