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Brief Questionnaire V3 Encrypted

Consent to Take Part in the NCMH Study


If, after reading this information, you would like to take part, you can agree to join the study by clicking on the 'I Agree' button.

Taking part in the National Centre for Mental Health Study is voluntary. If you join and then change your mind, you can leave the study at any time. If you would prefer not to sign up now (for example, because you would like to discuss this with someone else), you can come back to this page later.

The information that you share with us will be held securely by the National Centre for Mental Health research team at Cardiff University. The study has been approved by the Multicentre Research Ethics Committee for Wales.

By clicking on the “I Agree” button, you agree to:
  1. Provide your contact details (name, postcode, email address, phone number) and some details about you (sex, date of birth, ethnic group)
  1. Answer some questions about your mental and general health and your lifestyle.
  1. Allow us to access information about you from your NHS records.
  1. Allow us to link the information you provide to routinely collected, anonymised datasets (such as those held in the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank), in order to answer future research questions related to mental health. The data within any such dataset will be fully anonymised and will not be identifiable in any way.
  1. Be contacted by the study team who will provide updates about the NCMH research and let you know about other studies that you may want to take part in (for example, via our NCMH newsletters).
  1. Be contacted every 6-12 months or so by the study team, to invite you to provide more information about your mental and physical health and your lifestyle.
  1. Allow us to share anonymous information with other researchers.

 By clicking on the “I Agree” button, you also declare that:
  • You have read and understood the information about this study.
  • You are aged 18+.

If you are under 18, or have any questions, or would like more information about the study, please call (+44 (0)29 2068 8401, 9-4 Mon-Fri) or email us (, 9-4 Mon-Fri). Outside these hours, please feel free to leave us a message, which we will respond to as soon as we can.

 Now that you understand what is involved, do you agree to take part in the National Centre for Mental Health Study?  If you click ‘I Agree’ you will be forwarded to the short online survey which will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will also be emailed a copy of this information.
If you do not want to take part, you do not have to do anything.  Simply close your browser.

If you do not want to take part right now, you are free to come back at a later date.

Thank you for reading this far.