Self injury is becoming a growing subject in academic and mental health circles, and more websites are looking for people to particpate in surveys, questionnaires and research. Just a few of these can be found here.

Canadian survey on wellbeing and mood

York (Canada) University’s psychology department is running a research project on the effects of mental exercises on well being and mood.

You need to be 18+ to sign up; a phone number is asked for but anyone from out of Canada can participate. If there is a problem with demographic information (i.e. phone number) when you try to enter it, email prohope@yorku.ca and they can make adjustments in their system manually.

The link to their website is www.psych.yorku.ca/mongrain/research

Mosaic Films Documentary

I came across the following on one of the self harm awarness causes on facebook. I’m not sure if they’re still looking for people, but thought it’d be worth putting here in case anyone’s interested – there’s an email address if you want further information.

Mosaic Films are expanding their award-winning “Animated Minds” series, with four new 3-minute animations exploring the issues that matter to young people today.

They’re looking for teenagers who have experience of self-harm and are interested in talking about the way it has affected you. With your help they want more people to understand the kinds of feelings you have had to deal with, so that young people will feel less isolated and receive more of the support they need.

Any information you give will be held in the strictest confidence.

If you are interested in knowing more about how you can help, please email jenny@mosaicfilms.com or call 0207 9232994 for more information, before the end of November (2007)if possible.