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A peer support platform for people living with a long-term health condition

January 2024
April 2024
UK wide
King's College London
Online peer support in long-term conditions: A feasibility randomised controlled trial

Researchers at King’s College London have developed a new online peer support platform in collaboration with people living with long-term physical health conditions, like diabetes. The platform aims to allow people living with long-term health conditions to anonymously share knowledge and experiences, support one another, and manage their mental wellbeing.

The research team is interested in finding out what people think about the new intervention, such as what they like and dislike. They also want to compare the new peer support platform to the generic NHS Mental Health resources that are currently available online. So they're running a study where some people will have access to the new peer support platform for three months, and some people will be signposted to the NHS resources for three months.

Participants will be asked to fill out questionnaires at the beginning, middle, and end of the research. Some participants will also be invited to do a one-to-one interview about their experiences and opinions of the intervention.

The team is inviting adults (aged over 18 years) who have internet access and are living with any long-term physical health condition(s) to take part. For more information, click here.

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