The participant’s beneficence throughout the study is a key concern. When considering the possibility of participants indicating risk of severe self-harm and deteriorating mental health from the measures used participants will be contacted and recommended that they should withdraw from the study and contact their GP.
This will be explained in the information given to the participants. The CORE-34 has been chosen as a main outcome measure because of its ability to highlight risk of the participant. It is widely used with clinical samples and is the most widely used measures for psychological therapies.
My exclusion criteria will be people as severe risk of self-harm. These people will be excluded from the intervention. The participants at this stage will be anonymous but when it comes to community building any severe drops in wellbeing throughout the intervention will be contacted and spoken to and advised to withdraw after speaking with supervisor.
If participants show signs of becoming distressed throughout the intervention they will be signposted to mental health charities such as the Samaritans, Mind, Stonewall.