Looking for interlocutors




From January 2023, I am commencing the fieldwork process of this research project on mental health. During this time, I plan to obtain information about people’s mental health experiences, practices, discourses, care systems and context. The main research methods are interviews and participant observation. The fieldwork will last until the end of 2023, and interlocutors are needed for its implementation.

So, for this research, I’m looking for people:

  • aged between 18 and 30;
  • who have experienced depression and anxiety during the last year;
  • who reside (live, work or study) in Riga;
  • who want to share their experiences through interviews and participant observations.

If you are interested in participating in this research project, please contact me privately:

Ildze Jakunova

E-mail: ildze.jakunova@helsinki.fi

Instagram: @peti.jums or @ildzeja

Note that:

  • Your participation in this project is confidential. No actual names of people, places, organizations, etc. will be used in transcripts, notes, analyses, or publications.
  • Your participation in the study is voluntary. You can withdraw your consent to particiapte in this study at any point without giving a reason and without any negative consequences.

For more information about the research, see the About research section. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

In conclusion, I would like to add that I selected the specific profile of interlocutors to narrow down the research scope. Other criteria (different age groups, locations, health struggles etc.) are equally important and might be selected for further research.

Looking forward to collaboration,

Ildze Jakunova