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Life After Someone Important Has Died

23 June 2019

We are inviting young people between 12-18 years old in Scotland to take part in a research study about the impact of a death of someone important to them.
While previous research has found that bereavement is a common experience among adolescents, not much is known about its impact on day to day life, thoughts and feelings, and behaviours such as self-harm. This research aims to better understand the experiences and needs of bereaved young people, and to learn about how to best support them.


  • Age 12-18 years
  • Living in Scotland
  • Speak English
  • Have been bereaved by someone important to you, which happened at least 6 months ago

Take part in this study


Ethical approval

This investigation was granted ethical approval by the University of Strathclyde Ethics Committee.

About the researcher

This study is being carried out by Laura del Carpio, a PhD student in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde.
This project is supervised by Dr. Susan Rasmussen and Dr. Sally Paul.

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