Relationship between compassion and predictors of depression in parents of people with an eating disorder

About this study

The purpose of this research is to explore carer wellbeing and see if there are certain experiences that carers may have that contribute to depressed mood and/or protect them from depressed mood. 

This will help develop a greater understanding of the needs of carers and help develop interventions focussed on supporting carer wellbeing.

Research TeamMs. Pamela Fox, Dr. Kate Foxwell & Dr. Chris Irons
InstitutionSalomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury
Ethics Approval NumberV:\075\Ethics\2018-19
Funding SourceCanterbury Christ Church University
Project Start DateJanuary 11, 2019
Project End DateOctober 1, 2020
ParticipantsYou can take part in this study if you are a parent of someone with an eating disorder.

You also must be over 18 years of age and have a good understanding of written English.

*Please note that this research is hoping to look at both contributors and protective factors to depressed mood, therefore, parents not experiencing depressed mood are equally as suitable to take part as parents that do consider themselves to be experiencing depressed mood.
What is InvolvedThe study will involve completing six questionnaires on an online platform. This will take approximately 30-35 minutes. The questionnaires will ask you about different aspects of your mood and thoughts about yourself. You will also be asked to provide some general information about yourself.

As a thank you, you will be given the opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win one of two £50 (or your currency equivalent) Amazon vouchers.

To read further information about the study please follow the link below (you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser, this link also presents information clearer on a laptop/computer than on a mobile device):
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This link will also guide you to the study page if you wish to take part. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Pamela Fox at
Contact Details

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