Adele Dickson of Glasgow Caledonian University's Postgraduate Health Psychology programme, is looking for a few local volunteer patients and carers to help develop the practical understanding of trainee psychologists, as detailed below.
Dr Dickson is experienced in M.E. and CFS, having carried out study projects in the past, so understands the issues associated with misinformed service delivery across the country. The events would be spaced over a few weeks between March & May.
If you're interested in helping improve this practice, please contact Dr Dickson: Adele.Dickson@gcu.ac.uk
People living with M.E and Carers Wanted for Contributions to a Postgraduate Health Psychology Programme at GCU
Here at Glasgow Caledonian University we have a new postgraduate programme in Health Psychology.
Many of our Trainees will go on to work with people to help them make necessary lifestyle changes, to cope better with the consequences of their illness and to generally help improve their health and wellbeing.
They will also work with carers or loved ones who look after people with long term health conditions or disabilities.
We would like to hear about the personal experiences of people with M.E. and carers as we believe it is an important part of our students training.
You can help us if:
- You have experienced some form of psychological advice to gain help with making changes to your lifestyle, to cope better or to help improve your health and wellbeing or if you look after a loved one who has M.E.
- You will need to be over 18 years old.
- You will be asked to participate in group work so it is important that you feel comfortable with group situations.
- Above all, you will be someone who is passionate about improving the experience of health services for people with M.E. or carers
We would like you to:
- Take part in 3 online discussions with our students
- Join us for a workshop with our students
- Take part in a Programme Board meeting
You can choose to take on one or more of these roles. We will offer you training and we will pay you £15 per hour and reimburse any travel expenses.
We really want to hear about your experiences so that we can improve the services that our Health Psychology Trainees will offer.
If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Dr Adele Dickson (Programme Leader) at Adele.Dickson@gcu.ac.uk, who will be delighted to hear from you.