General mental health

Depression diagnosis in Black Christians


Online interview


18 and over



Time commitment

A hour interview

Rewards and expenses

A £10 retail Amazon evoucher as a thank you for participating. Those who attend an in-person interview will have travel expenses paid for (£20).

How to take part

About the study

Receiving a diagnosis of a mental health condition can have a significant impact on individual's life. However, this impact is under-researched particularly for individuals who identify as Black Christians living in the UK and have a diagnosis of depression.

The study aims to understand the experiences of individuals by exploring their experiences of receiving a depression diagnosis from their GP and how they make sense of depressive symptoms/diagnosis.

What will it involve?

A 1 hour interview online (Microsoft Teams) or in-person at the University of Surrey.