Understanding Mental Health and the Misconceptions of the General Public
Thank you for your participation in this research study on how mental health conditions are portrayed to the general public and relayed in research papers, with the aim to produce simplified versions to eliminate common misconceptions and make them easier to understand, identifying the most important information and explanations for a selection of major conditions.
This study aims to simplify research papers on mental health conditions, to eliminate common misconceptions and make them easier to understand, identifying the most important information to be relayed and explanations for a selection of major conditions.
If this study raises any concerns you might have for your own personal health, please seek a professional opinion through a qualified healthcare professional or councillor, for instance your GP, the NHS, student wellbeing service and charities like MIND etc).
The data will be collected in the form of a survey, it will then be stored and used for the completion of the study. Myself and my project supervisor are the only people who will have access to view identifiable data, any other information will be used anonymously, with no names attached. Your data will be disposed of after the study is complete, removed permanently from computer systems.
The study was approved for its ethical standards by University of Derby, Human Sciences Research Ethics Committee. However, in the unlikely event that you feel you need to make a complaint regarding the use of your information, you can contact the Data Protection Officer at the University of Derby: James Eaglesfield (01332) 591762 or the Information Commissioners Office 0303 123 1113. If you have any questions, please contact myself Laura Meadows at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB, email address firstname.lastname@example.org or my project supervisor Dr. David Elliot email@example.com and we will do our best to answer.