Opportunity details

Samaritans Lived Experience Advisors – Self-Harm

People with lived experience of self-harm to provide feedback on our research

Link to organisation:

https://www.samaritans.org/about-samaritans/research-policy/our-latest-work/lived-experience-advisors-self-harm/

Full description:

Samaritans are forming a small group of people with lived experience of self-harm, to work alongside and advise the Research & Evaluation team on a new research project about peer support. Participation would involve 8 virtual meetings between March – November, where advisors will be asked to provide their opinions on research materials and activities, findings and conclusions. Opportunities to be trained to co-lead research workshops will also be available.

Date from

15th February 2021

Date to

7th March 2021

Organisation

Samaritans

This work is being undertaken by Samaritans Research & Evaluation team. Our research typically focusses on factors related to preventing suicide. More information on our research can be found here https://www.samaritans.org/about-samaritans/research-policy/


Details

Topic:

Mental health

Location:

UK wide

Involvement type:

Reviewing

What support is offered?

No training is required. Continued professional development opportunities and wellbeing support will be offered throughout.

Payment:

£500 stipend

Expenses:

Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses in line with Samaritans Expenses Policy (please note that due to restrictions related to the Coronavirus Pandemic there will be no travel expectations linked to this project).

Can the work be done from home?

Yes

Suitable for a beginner?

Yes