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Participants required: Does talking help? Testing an intervention for radical/non-mainstream views


Do you hold a view/views that may be considered radical or just non-mainstream?

(This may be political, spiritual, religious or social)

 Do you have an issue at the moment in your life you would like to talk to a researcher about?


We are looking for participants willing to attend two sessions to trial an intervention called Method of Levels (MOL) in discussing a current issue in your life. This study is looking at the feasibility and acceptability of applying MOL to individuals who hold views that may be considered radical or non-mainstream. MOL is a non-invasive intervention where the researcher will facilitate conversation to allow you to talk about an issue and explore your own understanding. The researcher will not elicit any information in this process, and you are able to stop the session at any time.


Participation will involve two meetings within the University buildings, and will include the following:


  1. Initial meeting where you will complete two short questionnaires. Then the researcher will run the session of the MOL intervention. Here you are able to discuss the issue in your life with the researcher.


  1. The second meeting will start with one questionnaire. This will be followed by a short semi structured interview with a second researcher, where you can discuss how you found the process of the MOL intervention.


The total time required for each meeting is approx 30-60 minutes.



We require participants aged 18+ who are current students at the University, with a good level of spoken English. Due to the nature of the study we require participants who are not currently receiving pharmaceutical medication or talking therapies to treat a mental health problem.

Research Ethics Committee: UREC Committee 4

University Ethics Committee number: 2018-3671-5859

Contact details

Alicia Brown (

Jessica Ward (


The researchers will respond to your email and provide you with a short screening questionnaire to assess your eligibility for the study.