Call for participants – get involved and share your experiences.

The University of Glasgow have an exciting opportunity for LGBTQ+ young people to get involved in a fantastic new research project. Dr. Ruth Lewis, who is leading the project, tells us more…

University of Glasgow are looking for participants for WAYS – a project aiming to better understand what matters for health and wellbeing among LGBTQ+ young people living in diverse locations across Scotland. Specifically, we are looking for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 to take part in interviews and to take photos that help us learn more about what helps them feel well and supported within their lives and communities. Our intention is to ensure that young people’s own views and experiences are centred in public health research and policy seeking to improve and sustain wellbeing among LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland.

Participation involves two interviews (approx 1 hour each), about 3 months apart. In between the interviews, participants will be invited to take photographs (if they want to) of things/places/activities etc. that are important for their day-to-day health and wellbeing. Participants will receive a £25 voucher per interview, to thank them for their time.

We are keen to involve young people living in diverse locations and circumstances across Scotland, and appreciate your help sharing news about the project with groups and individuals that are working to support LGBTQ+ young people across the nation.

The research team includes Dr. Ruth LewisProf Lisa McDaid (PI), Hazel Marzetti, and Dr Mark McCann, all based at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at University of Glasgow.

Find out more about the Wellbeing Among Youth in Scotland (WAYS) project here:

Download the project poster here: WAYS project_Call for participants poster

If you are interested in participating, or would like to find out more, please contact: