Relationship between compassion and predictors of depression in parents of people with an eating disorder

Posted 28/06/2019

What is the purpose of this research? 

The purpose of this research is to explore the wellbeing of parent’s of a loved one with an eating disorder and see if there are certain experiences you might have as a carer that may contribute to depressed mood. This will help develop a greater understanding of the needs of carers and help develop interventions focussed on supporting carer wellbeing. 

Who can take part? 

You can take part in this study if you are a parent of someone with an eating disorder. You also must also be over 18 years of age and have a good understanding of written English. 

What does the study involve? 

The study will involve completing six questionnaires on an online platform. This will take approximately 30-35 minutes. The questionnaires will ask you about different aspects of your mood and thoughts about yourself. You will also be asked to provide some general information about yourself. As a thank you, you will be given the opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win one of two £50 amazon vouchers. 

How can you take part? 

To read further information about the study please click here. This link will also guide you to the study page if you wish to take part. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Pamela Fox at

Name of researcher: Pamela Fox, Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Email: Pamela Fox at