Trial Summary

PROSPER is a feasibility study and pilot trial of PM+ delivered by lay therapists for asylum seekers and refugees.


We want to help asylum seekers and refugees who are having problems getting settled in the UK.

We would like to see if we can use a form of support called Problem Management Plus (PM+) to improve the wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees.

Some study participants will receive PM+ and others will not. We will look at whether having PM+ makes a difference when compared to not having it.

What will happen if I agree to take part?

If you receive PM+ you will have five sessions either individually or in groups. Sessions are led by asylum seekers and refugees who have been trained to deliver PM+.

If you do not have PM+ you will be given support from a local voluntary organisation.

You will also have three meetings over a period of 26 weeks with a researcher from the study team at University of Liverpool. Meetings will be at a location which is convenient to you.

Important Information

Your details will not be given to anyone outside of this study.

Taking part is voluntary. If you don’t want to take part then you don’t need to give a reason.

If you wish, you can discuss the study with friends, relatives and/or your local voluntary organisation.

People working on the study cannot offer emergency support (e.g. health, housing), but they may be able to direct you to someone who can help.


If you would like more information or if you have any questions please contact the study team:

WhatsApp: 07920 544827

Telephone: 0151 795 8782