General mental health

Relatives and carers' perspectives on restrictive practice in psychosis


Online interview


18 and over



Time commitment

Approximately 1 hour, at a time convenient to you

Rewards and expenses

You will be offered a £5 voucher as compensation for your time and contributions.

How to take part

About the study

The study aims to learn more about relatives and carers’ point of view on 'restrictive practice'. Restrictive practice could include restraint, seclusion, forced medication, or other deprivations of liberty like restricted access to phones or outside space.

We hope this research can amplify carers' voices in debates around these practices, as they are often left out of important conversations despite their often vital role in care. We also hope to better understand if there are unique challenges and experiences for people with psychosis.

What will it involve?

You will be sent an information sheet with more details about the study. You can then ask any questions you might have. If you are happy to take part, you will sign a consent form. We will then arrange an online interview via Teams, at a time convenient to you. This will last for around one hour, and will be more of a conversation; some areas covered may include your understanding of what happened, the impact of the restrictive practice on both you and your loved one, your views on different approaches that could be used. You can have a break at any time.