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CLIC Sargent undertakes 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

CLIC Sargent 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: Online survey: Please use the following links for the young people's survey or parent/carer 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 research findings. 

Investigating the post treatment support available to young adult cancer survivors

Research lead: Cardiff University
Deadline for taking part: February 2017
Those eligible to take part: Young people aged 18 or over who finished cancer treatment between the ages of 13 to 24. 
Research type: If you meet the above criteria, Bethany Holt, a researcher at Cardiff University, would like your help by completing a short anonymous online questionnaire to i
nvestigate the post treatment support given via cancer support services to adolescent and young adult cancer survivors with the view to potentially making recommendations for improvement. The questionnaire should only take 10-12 minutes to complete.

Exploring sedentary behaviour in young adult cancer survivors

Research lead: Memorial University (Canada)
Deadline for taking part: Ongoing
Those eligible to take part: Young people aged 18-39 years old who have/have had cancer.
Research type: Researchers are looking for young people who meet the above criteria to take part in a health survey that will ask questions about sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and quality of life. The survey will take 20-30 minutes and participants will be entered into a lottery draw to win a prize pack (including a Fitbit). Complete the survey or contact the researcher with any questions on: ryanc@mun.ca

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 policy reports.

Contact us

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

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