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Blogs by Sarah Hamilton

Oct
10
2016

Tackling stigma and discrimination on World Mental Health Day: What we now Know. What Next?
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People continued to be discriminated against by the very systems that are supposed to support them. Within health services, welfare and housing, people reported no improvement or even more discrimination than they did in 2008.

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Dr Sarah Hamilton

Today (10 October) is World Mental Health Day.

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Sep
30
2016

Influencing the debate – peer research in academic journals
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our-news-image-survey-and-dictaphoneA new special edition reporting findings from the Viewpoint survey was published in July. It includes a paper on our qualitative research into mental health discrimination experiences which was co-authored with four peer researchers. We reflect on the importance of experts by experience being named as authors, and why they are so often absent from peer reviewed journal articles.

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Mar
28
2014

We are concerned about the mental health of PhD students. By Sarah Hamilton
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The McPin Foundation’s vision is to ‘transform mental health research’ to ensure that lived experience is at the heart of all research affecting people with mental health problems. This means making research accessible at lots of different levels to allow people with different interests and skills to have their contribution valued in research.

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Nov
22
2013

Doing PPI better: why we are always learning
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Last week, I attended a fantastic conference on Patient and Public Involvement in Exeter, organised by the South Peninsula CLAHRC.

The conference was a very inspiring event with a wide variety of researchers, practitioners and people who have used health services and are engaged in Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.

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