Psychology Research Collaborators

The School of Psychology has close links with many local and national organisations who help us recruit volunteers to take part in our research. We are very grateful to these organisations, and to all of our volunteers, who make our research possible. You can find out more about some of them here. 

If you would like to collaborate with us as an individual you can join our pool of psychology participants.

Anxiety Social Net 

Anxiety Social Net is an online network through which individuals can help one another and themselves by keeping a motivational diary, sharing experiences on forums, and keeping up to date with blogs by other members and therapists. Anxiety Social Net hopes to create a community in which individuals can feel safe and comfortable in sharing not only their thoughts, struggles, and afflictions, but also their success stories, advice and recommendations.

Broadreach House

Broadreach is an innovative and dynamic registered charity, offering treatment and support services for men and women whose lives have been adversely affected by addiction.

From initial detox or stabilisation, through to reintegration, education and training, Broadreach House provides all the support needed to achieve individual treatment goals. Our commitment to clinical excellence, our dedicated staff and our holistic, evidence based approach create an environment that promotes positive and lasting change.

The Bridge Collective

The Bridge Collective is a Community Interest Company based in Exeter. 

It is creating a democratic community where people who have experiences, beliefs, and feelings that have sometimes been labelled as mental illness are welcomed and can talk about these experiences freely, safely and without judgement; a place to participate in friendship, support, learning, teaching, discussion, being active, and making a valid contribution both within the collective and the wider community.


Psychforums is one of the largest online support forums for psychology and mental health, with over 175,000 members. Created in 2002, the forums span around 200 different topics and allow members to share their experiences of general health, mental health, and therapy. Find out more information about recruiting research participants from Psychforums.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society Plymouth Adult Aspergers Branch (NAS PAAB) offers support to adults with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

They provide support meetings, as well as time and space for people to chat. This enables positive social interaction where individuals can achieve a sense of identity. They arrange social events such as walks, barbeques, cinema outings and quiz evenings periodically throughout the year. NAS PAAB also offer information, support and signposting to other services where possible.

Headway Somerset

Headway Somerset is a charity to support adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI) in Somerset. They have proven invaluable for our research into neuro-psycho-social difficulties amongst ABI survivors. Headway Somerset has given input from staff and clients through the “shaping our lives” project, and they have helped to recruit participants to studies. They have taken on placement students to collaborate on research and clinical work, and we have been working with them to develop professional development courses for organisations where ABI survivors are often referred. The clients and staff have welcomed us into their centres with open arms and have even allowed us to do some filming of our work.