Seeking MAPs from the UK and Northern Ireland for Survey

Research participants required – University of Surrey

[This announcement is posted on behalf of researchers who are conducting an anonymous online survey of MAPs from the UK and Northern Ireland. As with all studies publicized by B4U-ACT, this one has been vetted to ensure that it has the potential to advance the well-being of MAPs rather than to serve social control goals. It is expected to inform researchers about MAPs’ mental health needs and the barriers they encounter when seeking services to meet those needs.]

We are researchers at the University of Surrey looking to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of people with an attraction to prepubescent or pubescent children / young adolescents in relation to voluntary help seeking in the U.K and Northern Ireland (e.g. seeking advice /therapy / counselling / support). We are interested in your thoughts and experiences of seeking help or support for a wide variety of reasons (ranging from seeking advice or support for managing your sexual attraction to dealing with depression/ feelings of anxiety / coping with stigma / relationships / suicidal thoughts etc.)

In this study, we will require participants to complete an anonymous online questionnaire about your thoughts, feelings and experiences around the topic of seeking help in relation to your attraction (or reasons related to your attraction) towards children or young adolescents. We are interested to learn more about your experiences in the UK in order to understand more about the availability of help and barriers to help.

You may take part if you are aged 18 and above, you self-identify an attraction towards children or young adolescents and you currently reside (or have resided in the UK & N.I).

If you would like to take part, please click on the link (or copy and paste the link) below to take you to further information and the questionnaire.



If you have further questions please contact Emma at e.fellowes@surrey.ac.uk

This study has received a favourable ethical opinion from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Ethics Committee, at the University of Surrey.