Research Opportunity – Stories of managing trauma, difficulty and unusual experiences

Request for Participation in Research Project


My name is Abbie, and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist.

As part of my doctorate training course, I am completing a piece of research aiming to learn from those with lived experience of hearing voices, seeing things, having unshared beliefs and/or other unusual experiences. With the aim that the findings will help to enhance our understanding of such experiences, and in turn, inform improved practice within mental health services. 

To participate in the project, we ask that the following applies:

1. Have experienced some type of trauma during your life.

2. Following that traumatic experience, you noticed a change and experienced one or more of the following: hearing or seeing things, and holding unshared beliefs.

3. Self-identify as ‘doing well’ and/or ‘managing’ – you feel you’re at a stage in your life where you are doing well and this may include in your personal, professional and/or social life.

Participation in the project would involve a 1-hour interview via MS Teams (or in person if preferred and feasible location-wise). All travel expenses would be reimbursed and all those who participate will be entered into a prize draw to win a £75.00 Amazon voucher.

The following link contains more information and a way to express an interest in the study –

Please feel free to forward this and pass on my email address to anyone who this may be of relevance to. I’m also more than happy to arrange an introductory telephone call to answer any questions anyone may have.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you and kindest regards,