Author Topic: Paid project: Young people with self-harm experience to design an app, July 2023  (Read 12684 times)

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Who are we:
We are researchers at the University of Nottingham developing a prototype digital tool - the CaTS-app. The app is designed to be used by a clinician or other practitioners together with a young person to better understand and talk about their self-harm journey. The tool helps young people to take the lead in describing and sharing the factors that over time lead them to self-harm. We want the tool to work for young people to help them share their story so that their needs can be better identified, understood and supported wherever that conversation is taking place.

Our workshops:
We’ll all meet together (in person or online) in early July for our first workshop which will last 3 hours. We’ll get to know each other, start working together to develop our prototype CaTS-app, and have some yummy refreshments. You’ll take part in two further workshops online. These workshops will last 2 hours (with a break in the middle). We’ll support you to feelcomfortable and safe throughout.

We are looking for:
  • Young people aged 16-21 years who have any experience (current or in the past) with self-harm
  • To join up to 3 workshops
  • The first takes place online or in person in Nottingham (30th June or 1st July). The second and third take place online in July
  • They will not be asked to share any personal information about self-harm in the workshops, but to talk generally about how the app should look and function and be used
  • We offer a payment of up to £50 per person for taking part in the workshops
  • Workshops will be small – around 8 people
If you think you might be interested, please contact us on [email protected] or [email protected] and we will send you an Overview Pack to give you more information.

You can find out more about our research here: