Researchers at the University of Stirling are looking for people to participate in an anti-stigma campaign called ‘See Beyond. See the Lives. Scotland’.

 

It has been developed from work in Canada (http://www.see-beyond.ca/) and aims to tackle the stigma of substance use by showing the family experience of grief and loss connected to substance use and ‘see the lives’ beyond the numbers and statistics.

The project involves writing a short letter to a loved one and then creating a film of this letter being read. The films, letters and relevant information will be available on the project website and shared widely. The research team are looking for people who meet the following criteria:

 

  • Live in Scotland
  • Aged over 18 years
  • Affected by the death of a family member (parents, siblings, spouses/partners, cousins, step-family members) or close friend as a result of alcohol use
  •  Willing to participate in the project by writing a letter, being filmed and having the letter and film feature on the project website.

 

The team will provide support in writing the letter and are aiming to complete the filming between 26th August and 3rd September at the University of Stirling. Participants will be provided with a stipend of £50 as a thank you for their time, and travel expenses will also be provided.

If you are interested in finding out more information or taking part, please contact Hannah (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Fiona (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).