New research study seeks carers to participate

If you care for a spouse or parent with Bipolar Disorder, you may be interested in a research study looking at ‘Caregiving and resilience in those caring for a parent/spouse with Bipolar Disorder’.

This study, being undertaken by a student at the University of Liverpool, aims to examine the experiences of primary carers of an individual with Bipolar Disorder.

If you agree to participate, you will be interviewed on a one-to-one basis about your experiences of being a carer.  Participation is entirely voluntary and you can decide to withdraw your data from the research up to the point of analysis without giving any reason. The data will be kept securely unless you request it to be destroyed.

There is no intended benefit for you in taking part in this study although many participants are glad to have taken part. For some people it is the only opportunity they have to talk frankly and openly about how they feel, and they are also pleased to be doing something to help others in the same situation.

Participants must be aged 18 and over and be the primary carer for a parent or spouse.

If you are interested in participating, have any queries, or for more information please contact:

Jasmine Warren  (Email: hljwarre@liverpool.ac.uk)

Alternatively, you may contact the principle investigator;

Dr Warren Donnellan  (Email: wjd@liv.ac.uk)