NATIONAL RESEARCH ON MEDICAL STUDENT WELLBEING LAUNCHES TODAY – Research Project Participation

Questionnaire – Initial Study Invite

Invitation to participate in the research project titled: A national evaluation of medical student perspectives on the resources and/or services most useful for improving their wellbeing and mental health.

Dear student,

We are writing to you as you are currently enrolled on the undergraduate medicine programme. We are conducting a research study to enable us to increase our understanding around student wellbeing and mental health. We want to know your perspective on resources, services and or tools that you use to improve your wellbeing and mental health. We would like to invite you to participate in our study.

Taking part in the study involves completing an anonymous survey. The survey will include demographic questions, as well as open and close questions around your experiences with wellbeing and mental health and mental health and the techniques/strategies you use personally to improve/maintain your wellbeing and mental health and mental health.

The survey will take between 10-20 minutes to complete. All information/data that you provide will be anonymous and data will only be accessed by members of the research team and will be held in accordance with all applicable data protection legislation.

There is no compensation for participating in the study, however your participation will provide valuable information enabling us to find out what UK medical students find helpful for their wellbeing and mental health and mental health during training. This will enable us to provide recommendations for universities to implement to improve essential student health and wellbeing and mental health and be proactive in engaging students to look after their mental health.

Your participation in this research project is entirely voluntary and it is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you are unsure about whether or not you wish to participate, please contact a member of the research team who will be able to discuss the research with you and answer any queries that you may have.

If you would like to participate, you can access the participant information sheet, consent form and link to the questionnaire, here: https://forms.office.com/r/df046cgKcT .

Thank you for considering participating in our study.

Best wishes, Lead researchers: Christine Muhota, Emma Boxley, Bertie Harrington, Juliet Burridge, Avi Miller, Dr Liz Forty