Want to participate in CAR research?

Your participation in our research is what enables us to discover solutions that help millions of people.

People with visible differences needed to test prototype app 

We are looking for adults (18+) in the UK who have any visible difference and are going through any psychological / social difficulties to try a prototype self-management mobile app, ACT It Out.

ACT It Out is based on the evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or 'ACT') and has been developed in collaboration with a group of people who have a range of visible differences, and specialist psychologists.

For more information, and to register your interest, please visit ACT It Out.

Calling parents and carers of children with visible differences

Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person with a visible difference?

We are conducting interviews to explore the experience of caring for a child with a visible difference and parents’ experiences of support. This research aims to inform the development of future support for parents and carers.

All parents and carers who participate in an interview will receive a £15 Amazon voucher as a thank you for taking part. If you would like more information about this research please submit your contact details or email Maia Thornton at maia.thornton@uwe.ac.uk.

Invitation to try online support for people with visible differences

CAR are looking for volunteers to test a new online programme that helps people view themselves more positively.

The online programme is designed for adults with conditions that affect how they look, and encourages people to focus on what their bodies can do, rather than how they look. As a thank you for taking part, participants will be entered into a £150 prize draw.

If you would like to take part, or want to find out more, please email Ella Guest at ella.guest@uwe.ac.uk or phone 0117 32 87045.

CAR's Participant Pool

If you're interested in being kept up-to-date with opportunities to take part in research run by CAR, you can sign up to CAR's Participant Pool. Anyone aged 16 or above can sign up, whether or not you have a condition that affects your appearance.


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