Mental Health Self-Care

Assess techniques and contribute new ones!

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Oulu is a special place...

...with unique challenges and unique opportunities. We want to hear about the ups and downs of this specific community. We want to hear how the community is taking care of itself.

Hearing you!

You're really the only one who knows how you practice self-care. We want to hear your story. And we're not here just to hear about problems -- we want to also hear if everything is going great! This will help us understand you better and do better research. Anything goes.

Keeping it simple.

Your data will remain 100% anonymous. At the end of this study, you'll be offered'a chance to enter your email to a list, hosted on an entirely separate site. This way we can let you know about the developments and invite you back to the next stage of this study. By participanting in this study, you will help local researchers and ultimately the whole community.

Thank you in advance.

If you ever wish to have your data deleted, please store this identifier now and email it to us later (it's the only handle we'll ever have to your data): rand-1600482744Ap9qW4RTGMHkKdm

Consent Form

DESCRIPTION: This research study consists of three sections: 1) a questionnaire, 2) a data entry stage where you get to donate new self-care techniques and rate existing ones, and 3) a standardized mental health questionnaire.
PARTICIPATION: You may discontinue your participation at any time.
PRIVACY: The information that you will provide will be used for the purposes of academic publications or in algorithm development (e.g. for computational analysis of your responses).
TIME INVOLVEMENT: The time to participate in this study can vary greatly. Some participants take 1 minute, some 20. But in general, your participation in this study will take between 3 - 10 minutes.
RISKS AND BENEFITS: This study poses no risks beyond those involved in normal, daily reading, writing, and computer tasks. There are no foreseeable psychological, social, or legal risks, other than those in a normal task where you are asked to reflect your life.
PAYMENTS: Participation in this study is not compensated. You will be eligible to enter a prize draw in the end.
SUBJECT'S RIGHTS: If you have read this form and have decided to participate in this project, please understand your participation is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw your consent or discontinue participation at any time.
CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions about this study, you may contact Associate Professor Simo Hosio, at
Store this identifier if you wish to delete your data later: rand-1600482744Ap9qW4RTGMHkKdm
Click the button below to give your consent and proceed with the study.

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