I’m a researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato, with a particular interest in the well-being of young women. I hope that through better understanding problems and the ways young women cope with them, it will be easier to offer services and support that can help.
My current project is: ‘Factors implicated in young women’s self-harm: Risk, resilience and recovery’. This research is on risk and resilience in young women and I’m trying to recruit young women (15-25) to take part in interviews. The exact content of the interviews is flexible, but I’m interested in talking to young women who might be considered to be ‘at risk’, to talk about how young women deal with problems/risks, coping skills etc. (This current project is NOT an evaluation of a specific service; more of an exploration of how young women deal with problems in their lives, what works currently, and how things could be improved in general). I am needing to complete interviews by early December. Interviews are taking place in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch.
Please contact Cate Curtis for further information.
Several documents are attached:
- a little more information about my background (‘Info for services’)
- a flyer for possible participants in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch (the latter could also be used for Dunedin and Wellington), which gives just the key information they need to know to capture their interest, and
- a more detailed information sheet, to help them decide whether to take part (this would usually be sent to them by me after they’ve made an initial enquiry, but you might find it useful too, in deciding whether you’re supportive of this research, or so that you have more information for possible participants).
If you’re willing to display the flyers but don’t want to have any other engagement, I understand how busy people are these days, and I’d be very grateful for any assistance that you can give.
Risk and Recovery Research Info for Services.pdf
Risk and Recovery Research Participant Info Hamilton.pdf
Dr Cate Curtis
School of Psychology
University of Waikato