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Virtual Scars: Exploring the ethics of care on social media through interactions around self-injury

It is known that people are increasingly turning to social media to find support, information, and communities with similar experiences, especially in relation to health concerns. However, the forms and ethics of care online are still not fully understood or explored.

Through a Wellcome Trust seed award, we are exploring how people turn to social media to seek support or information in relation to self-harm.

We would like to understand the ways in which social media may be a resource through which people care for their own or others' mental health needs and the benefits and/or drawbacks of this.


We are looking for:

We are looking for people who use social media to seek information or support in relation to self-harm, to take part in an online interview over skype, email or WhatsApp, as the participant prefers.


  • Online/home-based


No expenses are provided for this study.

Contact information:

For more information visit the study website here.

Or contact Anna for more details:


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