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Research - Family caregivers for an adult or child who has Down syndrome

Kate Barnes (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) and a research team at the University of Edinburgh are doing a research study on wellbeing, stress and coping in people who are family caregivers to children or adults with an intellectual disability (learning disability).

The purpose of the study is to understand the role and relative strength of the construct of psychological flexibility, in relation to different aspects of being a family caregiver for someone with a learning disability, including stress, social support, and coping.

The research will take 30-40 minutes of your time to complete some questionnaires.

To find out more or take part, please visit the study website here:  or drop Kate an email on

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