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Take part in our focus groups and receive a £15 voucher

We’re looking for people to take part in our focus groups for a participatory action research project led by Waverley Care’s Co-Research Team - ‘Sexual Health: Off Grid’.


‘Sexual Health: Off Grid’ is exploring the sexual health needs of men who have sex with men in remote and rural areas of Scotland. The findings will then contribute to how we develop our services in Waverley Care, as well as creating recommendations for the NHS and funders to improve their services in remote and rural areas of Scotland. As the project is designed and carried out by a team of Co-Researchers, it means the research is led by the community it is designed to benefit.

As part of this project, we are now inviting men who have sex with men living in remote and rural areas to participate in the next stage of the research. The first stage has included carrying out a national survey, the findings of which you can see in the image below.

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Join our online focus groups

We are looking for participants for our online focus groups to further explore the themes that emerged from the findings of the survey we carried out. We are inviting you to take part in one of a series of focus groups we will run at the end of August.

  • The focus group will be a group interview of maximum eight people.
  • It will last for 90 minutes and you will receive a £15 voucher for taking part.
  • During the session, we will ask questions and do short activities to create group discussion around your experiences and opinions of being a man who has sex with men while living in a remote and/or rural area of Scotland.  

The responses and discussion will be anonymised and analysed by staff from Waverley Care’s Research and Engagement Team. You will not be identifiable in any of the information we produce from the research.

To take part in a focus group you will need to have access to Zoom and be able to meet online at one of the following times: 

  • Monday 22nd August, 4pm – 5.30pm
  • Saturday 27th August, 11am – 12.30pm

If you would like to take part, please email Jennifer Goff, Research and Engagement Manager at jennifer.goff@waverleycare.orgPlease note, this guide will help you set up and use Zoom. We can also help you set up and use Zoom over the phone. 

 

Fill out an extended survey

If you do not want to or are unable to take part in a focus group, we can send you an extended survey to complete instead.

The survey will be anonymous and will take approximately 30 minutes, and you will receive a £5 voucher for taking part. In the survey, you will be asked to provide written answers to a set of questions. You will not be identifiable in any of the information we produce from the survey.

If you would like to fill in an extended survey, please email jennifer.goff@waverleycare.org.

 

Got questions?

Please get in touch with jennifer.goff@waverleycare.org if you would like to take part, or if you have any questions.


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