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A research project into genetic links to anxiety and depression (GLAD study)

 29 May 2019

This is an opportunity for anyone who has or is suffering with anxiety or depression to take part in the biggest study of it's kind, looking at the factors behind anxiety and depression.

We are working in collaboration with other organisations to run this research project, led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health BioResource and researchers at King's College London.
The GLAD study involves four simple steps:

1. Register via the GLAD website and read the information sheet

2. Provide your consent

3. Complete a 30-60 minute questionnaire

4. If you are eligible, you will be sent a saliva collection kit in the post


Useful points to note before taking part:

  • The questionnaire takes around 30-60 minutes, everyone is different. 
  • You can save it at any time and come back to it.         
  • All questions are optional. If you don't want to answer, you don't have to.

  • You need your NHS number handy for the consent form.

  • Some questions could be sensitive. There are support services signposted at these points during the questionnaire.

Interested? Here is what you need to know...

Where did you hear about it?

Towards the start of the questionnaire you will be asked “Did you hear about the GLAD Study through any NHS Trust, GP, talking therapy service, or any other healthcare provider?”.

Please select “Yes”. You will then be asked “Please select which NHS Trust, GP, talking therapy service, or other healthcare provider you heard about the GLAD Study through?”.

From the dropdown please select “Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust”.                


To take part in the GLAD Study and contribute to the NIHR BioResource, you must:         

  • Have experienced clinical anxiety and/or depression during your life

  • Be aged 16 and above

  • Live in the UK 


You will need to provide your name, phone number, email address and a password via the online form on their website. You will be sent a notification email to check they have the best way of contacting you. 

What happens next?

After this, the GLAD Study enrolment process consists of four steps:

  • Reading the Information Sheet

  • Providing consent

  • Completing our questionnaire

  • Providing a saliva sample



Click here to take part.

Support available

- Fast track referral to italk for staff (A talking therapy service to help recover from mental health issues like anxiety and depression)

- Samaritans (A service who provide confidential, non-judgemental and emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress)

- MIND (A service who provide confidential mental health service)

- NHS 111 (If you feel you need urgent support to help you manage your mental health, please dial 111 and speak to one of our specialist mental health nurses. They are available 24/7.)


For more information, please contact Marek Czeladzki, the study contact.

Marek Czeladzki


Tel: 02380 475943






























































































































































































































































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