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.
New Investment in NHS Research Infrastructure shows Mental Health research is gaining traction
The Government announced new funding for NHS research infrastructure on 14 September, and there was good news for mental health research. Our policy manager Ian analyses the announcement on our blog.
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