Victim Support is leading a research study exploring the experiences of people with mental health problems who have been victims of crime. The study focuses in particular on the barriers people with mental health problems face in reporting crime and accessing support and justice, and what helps people, or could help people with this.
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the research is being delivered in partnership with Mind and a number of London Universities.
To date 60 interviews have been completed with people living in London - Victim Support is now looking to interview 20 people living outside of London.
Interviews take about 1.5 hours and you would be paid £20 for taking part. Travel expenses are also reimbursed.
They are looking to interview people:
- aged over 18
- who have been a victim of crime in the last three years
- who experience mental health problems
- whose case is not currently going through court
- who are able to travel to their local Victim Support or Mind office to attend an interview or to complete an interview over the phone.
For more information: www.victimsupport.org.uk/mentalhealthandjusticeproject