The Childhood Experiences and Psychosis Online Study is looking for people to take part in their online research study.

The research project is being led by Nadia Akers, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Manchester, as part of her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology.

The research is looking into the link between childhood relationships with primary caregivers and experiences of psychosis in adulthood. The aim of the project is to increase understanding of why some people experience psychosis.

They are looking for:

They are looking for people who have had experiences of psychosis. For example; voice hearing, hallucinations, paranoia, unusual beliefs or other unusual experiences. You might have received support from mental health services or been prescribed antipsychotic medication.

You must be over the age of 18 and fluent in the English language to take part.

Expected commitment from participants:

The online questionnaires will take no more than 40 minutes to complete. You can choose to complete them at any time that is convenient.

Commitment to inclusion:

People may choose to take part in the study at any time of day due the online nature of the research. The questionnaires can be completed on any device with internet access.

Participant information and debrief sheets are also provided in audio format for those who prefer them.

Closing date to apply: The study will close by the 14th March 2024.


If you have any questions, please contact the primary researcher, Nadia Akers:

You can also contact them via social media with any questions:

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