GAINS Study

We have teamed up with researchers to conduct a study funded by the Wellcome Trust to support intensive care staff who have experienced stressful or traumatic events from working in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phase one is now complete and Phase two is now live.

The aim

This study aims to find out if a brief online intervention can reduce how frequently memories of these events pop unwanted into your mind (intrusive memories).

The psychological impact on intensive care as a result of the pandemic has left many of us still trying to make sense of what we have been through.

Although there are many different ways the pandemic has affected us, this study focusses on intrusive memories. The video below explains exactly what these are.

 

About the study

You can complete the entire study remotely on a computer, smartphone or tablet. It will involve at least two video calls with a researcher over a 14-week period, but no in-person meetings. After using the brief online intervention for the first time guided by a researcher, you can do the intervention as many times as you like. You will not be asked to talk about the events you have experienced in any detail.

By taking part, you will be helping us to develop a much-needed self-management technique to support healthcare staff during the pandemic and beyond.
 

What you will be asked to do

  • A brief digital task - you will have access to the brief online intervention for a few weeks
  • Keep count - you will need to record how many intrusive memories you have each day
  • Questionnaires - you will be asked to fill in online questionnaires about your health and work functioning

You will not be asked to talk about the events you have experienced in any detail and there will be no in person meetings.
 

Other things you need to know

  • It will involve at least two video calls with a researcher over a 14 week period
  • You cab complete the entire study remotely on a computer, smartphone or tablet
  • After using the brief online intervention for the first time guided by a researcher, you can do the intervention as many times as you like

How does it help?

By taking part, you may have fewer intrusive memories of stressful/traumatic events you have encountered at work.

By being involved you will be helping us to develop a much needed self-management technique to support healthcare staff during the pandemic and beyond.
 

How to get involved

All you have to do is click the button below which will take you through to our dedicated research website where you can complete a short eligibility questionnaire. We will then contact you with further details.

If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected].