From time to time, Survive is asked to promote participation in ongoing research projects presented by third parties, e.g. universities, the NHS, or the Crown Prosecution Service. We define research here as anything that seeks to:

  • improve outcomes for survivors.
  • advance knowledge specifically in relation to the suitability or effectiveness of therapeutic approaches.

There is NO obligation for anyone to take part in any of the research projects noted below.

Participating in research may be triggering to those who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse, including child sexual abuse.

Our helpline is open Mondays to Thursdays, 10am – 12noon and is FREE to call: 0808 145 1887

Survive is not responsible for the research listed below.


Police Experience Survey

Are you a survivor of rape or another sexual offence? Do you want to give feedback on your experience with the police? Operation Soteria Bluestone is inviting victim survivors of rape and other sexual offences to take part in a survey about your experience with the police. The online survey is completely anonymous.

Police experience survey | North Yorkshire Police  


VAWG Survey

The Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner would like to hear your views on how you think we can stop Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The results of this survey will help inform the VAWG strategy for North Yorkshire.

VAWG Survey 2023 (


Research Request

Hi! my name is Olivia Sewell, I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist completing my doctoral training at the University of Exeter.

I would like to invite you to this research project which seeks to understand how male survivors of interpersonal violence found seeking help.

I am seeking to speak with individuals whose sex is male*, who is over the age of eighteen, living in the UK, and who has sought support within the last 2 years following experiences of physical or sexual, or psychological abuse perpetrated within an ongoing relationship. The experiences may be recent or longstanding.

Participation in this study involves speaking with me about your experiences of seeking help for the impact of interpersonal violence in a personal research interview via video-conferencing technology. Participants will receive a £20 voucher in compensation for their time. Participation is confidential and participants will not be identifiable from the findings.

The experiences of male survivors of interpersonal violence have been under recognised and understudied. It is hoped that research such as the present study will ultimately contribute to increased knowledge, reduced cultural stigma and improved psychological support for male survivors.

* We recognise that gender identity and gender expression are individual and can be fluid. We are inviting participants whose sex is male, including all and any gender identities and those who are unsure of their gender identity. We respect and value difference and we hope to speak with individuals with a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.

This study is open for participation now. Please contact Olivia via email to find out more at 

Recruitment for the project will close when sufficient participants have been recruited or on 1st August 2024, whichever comes first. It will not be possible to participate after 1st August 2024. It is anticipated the project will be concluded in early 2025

Further information

Survive’s Senior Management Team (SMT) thoroughly considers all research requests before they are published on this website and will always prioritise the welfare of survivors. To encourage best practice, help prevent misconduct, and protect the safety, rights, and dignity of research participants, the SMT will consider the following:

  • the qualifications and competency of the researcher/institution
  • whether they are BACP members bound by BACP Ethical Guidelines for Research in the Counselling Professions or academics from an institution or research body bound by internal governance
  • whether the research proposal has been independently reviewed (e.g. by academic institution, social care or NHS ethics committee)
  • what supervision is in place of the research project and of the researcher themselves
  • what processes are in place to assess risk, manage conflicts of interest and ensure ethical problem-solving.

Survive expects researchers to be trustworthy, show respect, show research integrity, be competent, comply with relevant legislation (including though not limited to UK GDPR), consider EDI factors, ensure the safety of participants, and consider the vulnerability of survivors as participants in research (i.e. risk of being triggered, re-traumatised etc).

Survive will not conduct or promote research to children and young people (CYP).

To have a link to your research survey considered for this website, email

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