Tell us about your child’s emotional outbursts

What is the study about?

The Stay Calm project is based at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.

We want to find out how emotional outbursts affect young people and those around them, and why outbursts happen in certain situations. Your views and ideas will help us think about how we could create strategies to support families, and the ways we could measure emotional outbursts.

Who can take part?

We are looking for families with children aged between 6 to 25 years old, who have emotional outbursts at least once a month. Families who have taken part in our questionnaire study can also take part.

We will be focusing on the views of parents and carers. If children and young people wish to speak to us about their own outbursts, they can also take part, but this is optional.

What will be involved?

If you have not taken part in our previous study, you may have to complete some online questionnaires asking about your child’s outbursts and background information, which will take around 30-60 minutes. You will then speak to a researcher in a one-on-one interview, which will take around 1 hour. Interviews will take place remotely (phone/internet call).

Please contact us if you would like to take part or find out more.

Justin Chung
Doctoral Researcher
Project co-ordinator
+44 (0) 121 414 7221

Dr. Kate Woodcock
Senior Lecturer
Director of Kate Woodcock Research Group
+44 (0) 121 414 6063

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