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Consent for an Internet Survey

Young People's Access to Professional Mental Health Support

Informed Consent


You are invited to participate in an online research study about young people's access to professional mental health services.

As part of the work underway for the New Deal for Young People, the Greater London Authority has commissioned The Young Londoners Research Programme, which is funding and training young people and their youth organisations to investigate the question: 'How can we help young people in need of support who don't access youth activities to take up London's youth offer?'

Highbury Roundhouse is participating in this programme and supporting three young people from our youth club, Nassiirah Kureembocus, Anisa Lleshi and Zainab Popal. They will investigate the barriers that young people are facing in accessing professional mental health services in Islington.

To participate in this online study, you need to be:

  • Aged 13-18 years old - If you are under 16 you will need parental consent. For more information send an email to

  • And live in Islington


Participation in this study is voluntary. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked about your experiences with mental health and access professional mental services.

Participating in this study may not benefit you directly, but it will help us learn about young people's barriers to accessing professional mental health services.

You may find answers to some of the questions upsetting, but we expect this would not be different from the things you discuss with family or friends. 

You may skip any questions you don't want to answer and end the online survey at any time. 

If you participate in the study, you will be allowed to enter a price draw of £150. 

The information you will share with us if you participate in this study will be kept completely confidential to the full extent of the law. 

Your information will be assigned a code number that is unique to this study. If you opt to give any personal details, such as your name or email address, this will be kept in a locked database called Upshot, and only the researchers and their supervisors can see the survey you participated in. 

When the study is completed, and the data has been analysed, the list linking participants' personal information (if any given) to study numbers will be destroyed.

Study findings will be presented only in summary form, and your personal details will not be used in any report (if any given). While the investigators will keep your information confidential, there are some risks of data breaches when sending information over the internet that are beyond the control of the investigators. 

If you have any questions about this study, please get in touch with Eneida Capaldi at

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, don't hesitate to contact Iris Bos, Youth Research Officer at Partnership for Young London,

By completing this survey, you consent to participate in this study. *Please print or save a copy of this form for your records*.

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