Being employed on research improves wellbeing of service-users
We have just published our latest methods paper which explores the impact of being a ‘survey champion’ as part of the Your Experience in Mind project evaluating local Mind services had on some of those involved. We employed 25 people who had lived experience of mental health problems and using local Mind services to help drive up participation in the survey in their local area. The new paper reports on a series of interviews we carried out exploring how it helped them gain confidence, develop new skills and how it provided a stepping stone for some into further education or towards employment.
Join us at the first in out new series of methods workshops on innovation in mental health research
We are excited to announce the first in our seminar series on integrating lived experience expertise within mental health research teams. We are bringing together people who are active or interested in peer research and patient and public involvement (PPI) in mental health research to help us move the methodological conversation forward. Help us improve mental health research by attending the seminar. You can find out more here.
We are always looking to support people who want to challenge themselves and raise money for mental health research in the process. Do get in touch if you are interested. A team recently completed the RideLondon 100 cycle ride raising money for life saving research.
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