Research Volunteer

We have an exciting new volunteer role available, to aid us in moving our charity forwards and developing a new support program for those who are self-harming and wish to stop. We are looking for volunteers that can help us conduct research around self harm, who it is affecting, the short term and long term effects of self harming and scarring, the differing types of self harm and more. This data will then be used to help develop and improve training around self harm, with a focus on equipping frontline services, care facilities, schools and workplaces with the knowledge and skills to support those struggling with self harm. It may also be used to help develop an effective peer support group structure that can benefit those struggling with self harm.

Volunteers will work alongside the founder of Scar Cover Up Freedom Fund, as they expand their charity. They could be key in helping us to produce groundbreaking new practices to help improve the care provided to those who are struggling with self harm, as well as using peer support to help improve the lives of those self harming.

The role may include:

Creating and conducting surveys - ensuring it reaches as many people as possible

Compiling the data and pulling conclusions

Using the data to help improve the existing and new training support resources

Researching existing support packages for those struggling with self harm

Helping to develop and test a new, unique and targeted peer support group structure that is specifically aimed at those struggling with self-harm

Person Spec:

Interest in mental health (particularly self harm)

Interest in researching, survey creation, and data compilation

Able to draw conclusions using data from research

Good communication skills

Adaptable and resilient

Time management 

Capable of remote lone working

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to