Patients’ perspectives on mental health in encephalitis: a web-based questionnaire study Institution: King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), UK With the support of The Encephalitis Society, students and researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London have launched a web-based questionnaire looking at patient’s perspectives on mental health and wellbeing following encephalitis. We would love you to participate! As researchers and mental-health professionals who work with people who have/have had encephalitis, we are keen to learn more about the experiences and challenges that people who have/have had the condition face. The survey aims to improve our understanding of people’s perceptions and experiences of living with post-encephalitis symptoms. Your contribution to such study could therefore help us understand the mental health and well-being needs of people who have/have had encephalitis, which could help steer future research into treatment options and may also give insight into whether people who have/have had encephalitis are being given the support they may need. What key criteria should participants meet? Individuals previously diagnosed with any type of encephalitis Individuals aged 18 and over Individuals that provide informed consent No restriction on geographical location What will taking part involve for the participants? Participants will complete one online questionnaire (approximately 40-50 minutes in duration and can be completed over a number of sessions) If you decide to take part, your responses will remain completely anonymous. To show our gratitude, you will also have the opportunity to enter a prize draw in which you will have the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. If you do not choose to take part, we completely respect your choice. The questionnaire study is now Live. Below is a weblink to the questionnaire, if you decide to participate. https://qualtrics.kcl.ac.uk/jfe/form/SV_9zC62Zrv3vb3cQB The link also details additional information about the questionnaire and researcher contact information for any enquiries you may have. Thank you for your help!