Investigating the relationship between social media use and mental health and wellbeing in young adults

Are you aged between 16-25 and have accounts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?
This study aims to investigate the possible relationships between social media use, self-harm/suicidal behaviour and a range of mental health and wellbeing factors. You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire, which will take approximately 20 minutes. You can complete this on any internet-enabled device in a place and time of your choosing.

Could you help with suicide prevention research by sharing your experiences of interpersonal relationships?

We are looking for participants for a one-hour interview to explore people’s experiences of social relationships. The interview will also include some questionnaires of how you perceive your social relationships in the present. This one-off confidential interview is one-on-one with a member of the research team via video conferencing. The information you provide will be kept confidential and you will help us to better understand wellbeing and suicide risk in a UK population.

Distress Brief Intervention programme wins prestigious Scottish Health Award

A unique mental health programme set up to help those in distress, which was developed through work led by Rory O’Connor and Jack Melson, has won a prestigious Scottish Health Award. The national Distress Brief Intervention programme which is a partnership between a range of statutory and 3rd sector organisations including the University of Glasgow received the Care for Mental Health award at the Scottish Health Awards event held in Edinburgh on the 14th of November.