Study on Mental Health Literacy in students and those in student supporting roles

We are interested in hearing from both university students in general, as well as university staff and students who support students, in order to gain an understanding of their knowledge of mental health. This is otherwise known as “mental health literacy”. We would greatly appreciate your participation, as the findings may help to improve mental health amongst students, and further enhance university mental health services. This study is a research project run by Postgraduate students Tamika Roper and Emily Wilkinson, in the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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All participants who complete the entire study will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. The winner will be randomly selected after the study is complete, around the end of August 2017. You will be asked at the end of the study if you wish to be entered into the draw.

This study is supervised by Dr Alana James. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the research with Dr James, you can contact her by email or by phone on +441784 41 4055. If you need to contact us, please email or This study has been reviewed and approved under the internal ethical procedures review at Royal Holloway, University of London.

If you decide to take part, you will be asked to complete a series of questions that will take around 10 minutes. Please be aware that you may be asked if you have ever experienced mental health difficulties, or cared for someone experiencing mental health difficulties.

The survey is entirely voluntary, anonymous and confidential. You do not have to answer a question if you do not wish to. In the study, you will not be asked your name or any other identifiable information. However, you will be asked to provide an email address for the sole purpose of identifying your data if you wish to withdraw it. When the data is analysed, you will be known only by an ID number so that the information is completely confidential. All data will be stored securely. If the findings of this study are included in a publication, all information will be anonymised and only group findings reported.

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