TAKING PART

IN THE AVATAR2 TRIAL

OUR AIMS

To test two different forms of AVATAR therapy and to find out which might be most helpful for people. People will be offered either six sessions (brief AVATAR therapy) or twelve sessions (extended AVATAR therapy), delivered weekly.

We would also like to learn more about how AVATAR therapy may work, how it can be tailored to the individual and how best to deliver the therapy in clinical services.

THE TRIAL

345 people from four NHS areas (South London, North London, Manchester and Glasgow) who have agreed to take part in the project will be randomly chosen to go into one of three pathways:

  • usual care

  • brief AVATAR therapy + usual care

  • extended AVATAR therapy + usual care 

 

This is to see whether AVATAR therapy helps people when added to the care they normally get. The standard care you receive from the NHS will not change as a result of taking part in this research study.

WAYS TO
TAKE PART

There are lots of different ways to get involved in this study, including as a participant, a Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) group member, or as a referrer.

FIND OUT MORE

If you are interested in finding out more about taking part, please contact your nearest Trial Coordinator:

PARTICIPATING
IN THE STUDY

If you think that you would like to hear more about being a participant in AVATAR2, please contact your local team:

PATIENT & PUBLIC
INVOLVEMENT (PPI)

If you have experienced mental health issues or care for someone who does and would like to have a say in how we run the AVATAR2 trial, you may be interested in taking part in our Patient & Public Involvement group.


Find out more on our Patient & Public Involvement page.

MAKING
REFERRALS

Each of our teams are working with local NHS partners (insert logos), and are keen to talk to anyone working in mental health care. Please contact your local team.