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

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Online Mental Health Self-Help Programmes

Online Mental Health Self-Help Programmes

A research study conducted by Manuela Ascari, PhD Researcher
School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

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

This 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.

Taking part involves completing a 15-20 minute 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. Participation is voluntary and all information you share is confidential.

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

  • You are aged 18 or older and 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 an app, online programme or other online resource to get support for a mental health problem – e.g. meditation app; app or online programme for the self-management of depression, anxiety, low mood, panic, stress, eating disorder, etc.; any other online resource that you have used for self-help with a mental health problem

Access to the survey is via this link

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

This 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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