Research into the causes and effects of depression and related illnesses is an important part of our mission and Aware has identified three opportunities in this area for 2012. One of the pieces of research that we are supporting from January 2012 is Coping and Well-Being (Lynn McKeague, UCD).
The study aims to find out more about the lives of children and teenagers living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression or anxiety in Ireland. Participants should be young adults (18-30) who were diagnosed with ADHD, depression or anxiety during childhood or adolescence. Taking part would involve being interviewed about your views and experiences.
Note that we are not carrying out, or paying for, the research: this is an academic project that we are publicising. This involves posting information to our website and making fliers available at our face-to-face support groups. Aware’s Clinical Director has reviewed this proposal and identified it as an ethical and appropriate project to support in this way.
For more information, download the information sheet.