Participants needed for a research study on the use of Online Mental Health Self-Help Programmes

Online Mental Health Self-Help Programmes  Research study

Online Mental Health Self-Help Programmes
Research study

Principal Investigator: Manuela Ascari, PhD Candidate
School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

‘Online mental health self-help programmes’ are mental health apps and online programmes offered as a way to improve mental well-being and cope with mental health problems.

This research study explores the use of online mental health self-help programmes and associated technology (Internet, computer devices) by people with mental health problems in their everyday lives.

What does taking part in this study involve?

Taking part involves completing a 25 minute anonymous online survey about your use of online mental health self-help programmes. Should you wish to share more about your own experience with such programmes, you will have the option of also participating in an individual interview.

Who can take part?

You can take part in this study if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are aged 18 or older
  • You currently live in Ireland
  • You identify yourself as having or having had a mental health problem (a clinical diagnosis is not required)
  • You have used a mental health app or online programme to get support for a mental health problem

How to take part

Access to the survey is via the website of the study at this link

More information about the study and interview are available at the same link, or contact the Principal Investigator, Manuela Ascari, at

This research study has been approved by Dublin City University Research Ethics Committee (DCUREC/2017/073) and has been funded by the Irish Research Council under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Programme (GOIPG/2018/396).



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