Study will test pioneering self-help programme for people living with PH and depression

Posted on June 21st 2023

The PHA UK has partnered with psychology researchers at Cardiff University and Nottingham Trent University to trial a new self-help programme aimed at supporting people with pulmonary hypertension to manage their depression or low mood.

We are looking for adults with PH who feel they have low mood or depression to take part in this important study to test the effectiveness of a series of self-help booklets. Once the study is complete, the aim is to then make the programme available to all.

The study is open to those who:

  • Are over 18 years old
  • Have a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
  • Are able to read and write in English

You do not have to live in the UK to take part in this study, and you do not need to have a formal diagnosis of depression. If you feel you have depression, or you struggle with low mood, we would encourage you to apply.

You can find out more about the project here and sign up to the study here.

A similar study, conducted in 2020, set out to test the effectiveness of workbooks for people with PH experiencing worry or anxiety. This resulted in the self-help programme being made available to all, and it has now helped over 120 people with PH enjoy a better quality of life. Find out more about this programme here.

Watch lead researcher Abbie Stark explain more about the study and how you can get involved below: