A RESEARCHER at Bangor University is appealing for help from the public during her latest project.

Patricia Masterson-Algar, a rehabilitation postgraduate researcher from the School of Healthcare Sciences, wants to investigate peer support initiatives for young adults in families affected by neurological conditions such as MS or dementia.

Peer support means learning by interacting with, observing and listening to others in similar circumstances. At present, it is estimated more than 500,000 people in Wales are affected by a neurological condition.

If you are aged 16-25 and live in North Wales then you can help with Patricia's project.

In the study, she wants to ask the young adults what they think about peer support and how they would like it to look and be organized.

“It is really interesting to hear what these young adults have to say." said Patricia.

"I am hoping that the results from this research can help identify a number of recommendations that will improve current peer support initiatives for this group of young adults in north Wales.”

The Welsh Government is encouraging a family-centred approach where the needs of everyone in families affected by neurological conditions are taken into account.

As a ‘thank you’, those who complete the interview and attend the workshop will be able to choose from a Love2shop or Amazon voucher (£25).

To find out more about the study, e mail p.m.algar@bangor.ac.uk