Focus group: Self Harm and Eating Disorders, 27th & 28th October 2017

Have you struggled with eating and/or self-harm?  Would you like to be involved in shaping the future of research on the relationship between these important issues?

We are looking for people aged 18-25 years with lived experience of either or both of these issues to join a discussion about  a future research project.  We are holding two PPI (Public Patient Involvement) focus groups as part of the Café Connect project next week at Nottingham Contemporary.  Each group will involve 8-12 participants and last for an hour (scheduled from 4-5pm).  It will be held in a quiet private space and the groups will be facilitated by Caroline Harroe, Director of Harmless (an award winning user-led support service) and Ellen Townsend, Director: Self-Harm Research Group from the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

We can offer £15 Lovetoshop vouchers as a thank-you for your time and cover travel expenses (£10).  There will be an opportunity to work closely with us to develop the research over future Café Connect events in Feb, May, June and July 2017. (This is optional – we understand that not everyone will want to do this but we hope that some people will.)

Places are limited so please email Ellen ( if you would like to be involved.

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