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Can an eating App + online support groups improve psychological wellbeing?

26 August 2020

We are looking for individuals who struggle with their weight (BMI > 30). We are testing a new App aimed at improving eating behaviours in combination with online support groups aimed to improve social connection and discuss social issues around weight.

All participants will complete online questionnaires/tasks now and 3 months later. After this the App combined with online support groups will begin for 6 weeks.

A total of £60 offered in Amazon vouchers as a 'thank you'.


  • BMI > 30
  • Female or Male
  • Age 16+
  • Access to a computer and the internet

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee of West Midlands - Solihull Research Ethics Committee on the February 17th 2020.

About the researcher

My name is Robyn Yellowlees and I'm a PhD student at King's College London. For people who struggle with their weight, in research and in practice, often the emphasis is placed on treating eating behaviour without acknowledging the psychological aspects. This PhD aims to investigate the social aspects of obesity in relation to eating behaviour and also aims to improve psychological wellbeing for our participants through a newly developed App combined with online support groups.

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