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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Gerard on July 09, 2020, 10:52:27 AM »
Discovered Sarinah recently, think she explains things well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITZrfle0niU
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Research Topics / Friendships & Self-Harm in Young People
« Last post by delfinabilello on July 07, 2020, 12:10:04 PM »
Hi Everyone!  :waves:


 
I'm a PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham and Nottingham. I am conducting interviews about friendships and self-harm in young people (14-17 years old) who have self-harmed within the last year and/or who are friends with someone who self-harms. We want to have a better understanding of your experiences of self-harm or that of supporting someone who self-harms.

This will consist of an online/ in person one hour interview along with a card-sorting task (cards relate to self-harm experiences, thoughts, behaviours, events, etc.). You will be asked about your/ your friend's experience of self-harm, your well-being and helping behaviours.
Participants must have parent/guardian consent to take part. To ensure this, you and your parent/guardian will be given the possibility to have an initial online meeting with the researcher (myself) to talk about the study, before taking part.

If you are interested, please get in touch [email protected] or 07763062171.

Thank you very much for your help, I really appreciate it.

Delfina

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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Lorien on July 06, 2020, 10:14:06 AM »
These also seem to be recorded (hosts only). So they should be accessible even after the event.
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Lorien on July 06, 2020, 02:21:11 AM »
Sorry that this may be a bit late for people, I wanted to check that it was ok to post, then didn't keep track of PMs.

Autistica are doing a free virtual research conference this week. Link here https://www.autistica.org.uk/get-involved/research-conference/festival-programme-2020
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Survivor Room / S/h app
« Last post by Lorien on June 28, 2020, 01:18:48 AM »
Stumbled across an app called 'calm harm'. I've not explored it all but the main part is a set of 6 categories similar to the distractions list. One is breathe which has a gif to synchronise breathing to. Others are lists of distractions with different functions with a 'random' option which selects one for you. It's pitched at secondary/college age people but it seems ok.

I thought maybe some people might find it useful.
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Vermilion on June 20, 2020, 01:30:10 AM »
Feeling truly alone because despite caring deeply for others no one really understands, hell, I really don't understand. I feel utterly disconnected, other people are an enigma to me.
I don't know what I'm feeling, it's such a strange feeling.

Seriously, autism is sh**. I wish I could cut that part of my brain away. Or get a new bran. Anything other than this
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Gerard on June 19, 2020, 06:32:40 PM »
Inflexible thinking
Overthinking
Confusion
Stress
Anxiety

Really feeling that you're 'less than'.

Typical part of life via the spectrum. ::)
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Lorien on June 12, 2020, 09:56:01 PM »
Eventually I ended up with a literal chill out room. Our spare room is given over things that are helpful when things are hard.before we had this extra space, it was a space behind my sofa. Just a space to be with no demands. I'd assume everyone would have different requirements but calm, quiet and dark is a general winner I think
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