Take part in research

CLIC Sargent undertakes and supports research projects to help us find out what issues concern children and young people with cancer and their families, and how they feel about the services available to them. Take part in our research to influence and inform decision makers and policy makers, as well as to improve our own services.

Take part in research

Taking part in CLIC Sargent research gives you the opportunity to share your views and experiences, which can help us to improve the care and support services available for children and young people with cancer and their families.

CLIC Sargent research opportunities

Experience of CLIC Sargent

Research lead: CLIC Sargent  
Deadline for taking part: Ongoing
Those eligible to take part: Young people (aged 13-24 during cancer treatment) and parents/carers of a child dignosed with cancer who have experienced CLIC sargent services. Please note this survey has not been designed for bereaved parents/carers and we are currently in the process of creating a survey which is more suitable. 
Research type: Tell us about your experiences of CLIC Sargent services by completing our online survey. 

APPG inquiry into patient experience 

Research lead: CLIC Sargent  
Deadline for taking part: 20 March 2018
Those eligible to take part: Young people who have been diagnosed with cancer, parents/carers of a child who has been diagnosed with cancer and healthcare professionals. 
Research type: The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (CTYAC) have launched an inquiry into patient experience for children and young people with cancer across the UK. To take part in the inquiry, and have the opportunity to submit a question that you'd like to ask the government, please complete this five minute online survey. 

Other research opportunities

Research opportunities from other organisations are listed below. To the best of our knowledge the projects meet CLIC Sargent values and ethical standards, however the organisation listed as 'Research Lead' is responsible for the running of the project, conduct of the researchers and use of the data.

The sibling mindfulness project 

Research lead: Canteen 
Deadline for taking part: Ongoing
Those eligible to take part: Young people aged 15-25 who have a sibling who is either being treated for cancer or who has been treated in the last five years. 
Research type: This study explores whether mindfulness as a therapy (delivered by a smartphone app) can be helpful for siblings of caner patients. Those who take part will be given a six month subscription to the ACT Companion minfulness app and an eight-week course of mindfulness activities to complete. For more information and to take part, please visit the study website.

Share your views on finances

Research lead: Ragdoll Research and Planning 
Deadline for taking part: 12 March 2018
Those eligible to take part: Young people aged 18-35 who have, or have had, cancer between the ages of 0-25. 
Research type: The researchers are interested in finding out about the impact that a current or past cancer diagnosis has on a young person's financial world and the type of financial support (if any) that they recieved. The researchers have developed a 10-minute survey which asks about some of these issues. It is available to complete here.  

Test a website for young people with cancer and distress

Research lead: UCL and CLIC Sargent
Deadline for taking part: Ongoing
Those eligible to take part: Young people aged 13-24 years old who have/have had cancer. You do not need to have distress/low mood to take part.
Research type: We are looking for young people who meet the above criteria to take part in a service improvement project where they are asked to test out a website designed to reduce low mood or distress in young people with cancer. We want to know what you think about the website. You will also be asked to complete short questionnaires about your mood before and after using the website. Your feedback will help us improve the website for others. If you are interested in taking part, please contact: gosh-candi@ucl.ac.uk.

Working with others

We also work on research projects to help improve services with our partners from other organisations, such as universities and other charities. If you are a researcher and are interested in working with CLIC Sargent on a research project please contact us at: campaigns@clicsargent.org.uk.

If you would like to know more about the type of research CLIC Sargent undertakes and how we use this to influence policy take a look at our previous research reports.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our research, please email: campaigns@clicsargent.org.uk

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