Teresa Nevard, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist from UEA is currently carrying out a study into hearing voices and has asked us if we would publicise it on her behalf. She is particularly interested in people’s relationship with the voices that they hear. You will be asked if you would like to enter a draw to win one of 10 £20 Amazon vouchers for your participation. Please note: this study is being carried out independently to HVI so you will need to contact Teresa or her supervisors directly to find out more.
My name is Teresa Nevard. I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist, and I am carrying out this study as part of a Doctoral qualification in Clinical Psychology at UEA (University of East Anglia). The research is being supervised by Dr Joanne Hodgekins (Clinical Psychologist).
This study aims to gain an understanding of how people with voices view their voices in relation to themselves. It is hoped that this study will enhance understanding and promote new ideas and ways of thinking about voices.Who is being invited to participate?
We are looking for 82 adults to take part in the study. Participants must be able to complete questionnaires in English, and hear voices that other people can’t. For this study we are interested in voices which have a voice-like quality and can be understood (conversational or odd words and phrases). We are looking for participants who consider that they have some kind of relationship with their voice/voices. This relationship could be positive, negative or mixed.
Do I have to take part?
No. Your participation is totally voluntary. After you have read this information, you will be asked to indicate whether you are happy to take part. If you have further questions, you may email the researcher before, during or after the study (firstname.lastname@example.org). In making your decision you may wish to seek advice from somebody independent. For example, a friend, family member, facilitator of your hearing voices group or trusted professional.
What will happen if I take part?
If you agree to take part in the study you will be asked to firstly give consent. You will then be given several questionnaires to complete. These will assess your relationship with your voice and your other relationships. You will then be asked to fill in some brief non identifiable questions about yourself (e.g. age). Finally, you will be asked if you would like to enter a draw to win one of 10 £20 Amazon vouchers for your participation.