To Conceal or Reveal: Can you help with our study?

CLOSED 10/7/2012

What is the study about?

We have been working with mental health service-users to develop a decision aid designed to support the decision process of whether to conceal or to reveal mental health history to an employer.

We developed the decision aid after we learned about mental health service-users’ experiences of ‘disclosure’. We use the term ‘disclosure’ to mean telling an employer about a mental health condition. Now we would like to find out how useful the decision aid is in supporting mental health service users make decisions on disclosure.

How you can help

We are looking for mental health service-users to meet with our study researcher 3 times, to answer some questions and complete some questionnaires.  Half will also read through the decision aid. We are looking for mental health service-users who are involved with a Vocational Service and are in the process of seeking paid or voluntary work, or are considering seeking work in the future.

The interviews will take place where you get mental health care, employment advice or possibly at your own home. Each interview will take between 1-2 hours. Participants will receive £15 costs for each interview and we can pay for the cost of getting to the health centre and back. Whether or not you take part is entirely up to you and will not affect your care.

How do I get involved?

If you think that you might like to take part then please let your vocational specialist know or else you can email/ telephone the researcher Francesca  Lassman directly on 020 7848 5089 or atfrancesca.lassman@kcl.ac.uk. She will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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