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Apr
12
2018

TYPPEX Study

(Tailoring evidence-based psychological therapY for People with common mental disorder including Psychotic EXperiences) 

                                                    

What is this study?

Too many people with common mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety, do not recover after receiving talking therapy.

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Apr
12
2018

Invention for Innovation (i4i) Study: Virtual Reality for Psychosis

 

 

 

What is this research?

Many people with psychosis find social situations difficult and consequently withdraw from everyday activities. Isolation and lack of activity mean that people often develop physical health problems and their mental health deteriorates. It has been suggested that use of modern technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), could be used as a form of therapy for some people affected by psychosis.

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Apr
12
2018

Mental Health and Justice

 

 

 

What is this research?

Traditionally, the concept of mental capacity has been used in the UK justice system to determine who has certain legal rights and responsibilities and who can enter and transact legal relationships, which is often referred to as ‘legal capacity’.

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Mar
9
2018

Building Better Opportunities

What is this study?

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) is a peer support employment project led by mental health charity Mind, aiming to support those with mental health problems furthest away from the labour market into employment or education/training. Mind aims to provide employment support through meetings with an Employment Advisor and access to a peer support group relating to employment.

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Feb
16
2018

Maternal Mental Health: Peer Support Quality Assurance Principles

 What is this study?

Comic Relief and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) have commissioned Mind and the McPin Foundation to develop a set of guidelines on how to ensure that maternal mental health peer support is of a high quality to ensure safety and effectiveness, known as bespoke quality assurance principles, for third sector organisations facilitating maternal mental health peer support.

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Jan
9
2018

IMPART – Implementing an Online Support Package for Carers

What is this study?

The Implementation of a Relatives Toolkit (IMPART) project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research programme. It is looking at how to implement a digital mental health intervention into routine clinical care.

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Jan
9
2018

Connecting People

What is this study?

The Connecting People programme is a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School of Social Care Research based at the University of York. It is a study that seeks to support the development of people’s social networks as part of a mental health recovery journey.

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Jan
9
2018

AD-CARE

(Acute Day Units as Crisis Alternatives to Residential Care)

 

What is this research?

AD-CARE is a 3 year research study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and led by researchers at University College London (UCL), to explore how acute day units – previously known as day hospitals – contribute to crisis care support for people with mental health problems.

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Oct
25
2017

Feeling Safe

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is this research?

The Feeling Safe study aims to understand the effectiveness of a new psychological therapy aimed at helping people who have persecutory delusions (strong unfounded fears that others intend harm to them).

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Jul
13
2017

Narrative Experiences Online (NEOn)

 What is this study?

“Narrative Experiences Online” (NEOn) is a research study led by the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. The study looks at whether reading or listening to other people’s online stories of personal recovery can improve quality of life for people with psychosis.

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Jun
29
2017

Active Lives, Healthy Minds

What is this study?

Active Lives, Healthy Minds is a mental health and wellbeing project focusing on the Nepalese, Somali and Tamil communities in west London. The project is run by Race on the Agenda (RotA) in partnership with the Tamil Community Centre, Ilays and Account Trust.

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Apr
11
2017

The TOGether Project: An Evaluation of a suicide and self-harm intervention

What is this research?

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop (TOG) Mind are running a three year project aimed at addressing people at risk of suicide and self-harming in Tameside, which will target men aged 18-55 in particular. They are working with 270 people over this period, of which 80% will be male.

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Feb
9
2017

SLaM’s Wheel of Wellbeing Evaluation

Reports

Our Theory of Change for the Wheel of Wellbeing, and accompanying report, are now available to download:

Theory of Change for the SLaM Wheel of Wellbeing

SLaM Wheel of Wellbeing Theory of Change Report

 

What is this research?

The Wheel of Wellbeing is a visual framework made up of six universal themes that underpin mental (and physical) health and wellbeing: body; mind; spirit; people; place; planet.

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Nov
22
2016

Cognitive Bias Modification for Paranoia (CBM-pa)

 What is this study?

The CBM-pa study aims to investigate whether a new technique known as cognitive bias modification (CBM) is helpful for people experiencing paranoid thoughts. The research involves participants completing a computerised CBM-pa programme. This programme presents everyday situations and draws people’s attention to specific words that might trigger paranoid thoughts.

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Nov
2
2016

Priorities for Research in Young People’s Mental Health

What is this research?

We have been conducting a James Lind Alliance (JLA) priority setting partnership (PSP) to help support our understanding of children and young people’s mental health. It brings together children and young people (including those with lived experience of mental health problems), families, professionals and academics to identify the top 10 priorities for research in children and young people’s mental health.

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May
27
2016

Community Navigator Study

We have just started working on an interesting project alongside UCL called The Community Navigator Study. The project will investigate whether ten meetings with a ‘community navigator’ can help to increase social connections in the community and reduce loneliness for people with persistent anxiety or depression. The programme of support will be tested with service users receiving treatment from the Barnet Complex Care Team (CCT) and Camden and Islington’s Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma (CDAT) service.
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Feb
26
2016

Life Stories: a Narrative Study of People using Early Intervention in Psychosis Services

What is this study?

A group, including health service commissioners, voluntary sector organisations and local NHS providers have been working together to better understand the experiences of Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service users and support service development in three South London boroughs: Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.

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Nov
24
2015

REACH – Resilience, Ethnicity, Adolescence and Mental Health

Our Public Involvement in Research team are working with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN), on an exciting new project called REACH, which is a research programme funded by the European Union. It is a five year programme which will look at risk and resilience factors reachamong secondary school aged children in London (aged 11 to 16), using surveys with young people as well as follow-up interviews with a smaller group of young people to explore emerging themes.
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Jul
9
2015

SINAPPS Study: Immunotherapy for Psychosis

What is this research?

There is some evidence that around 9% of people that present with psychosis have very particular kinds of antibodies in their system. Essentially the body is acting as if it is fighting an infection and psychosis soon follows.

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Jul
9
2015

Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction

radar

What is this research?

The Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction (RADAR) trial aims to assess the benefits and harms of a gradual programme of antipsychotic reduction in people with schizophrenia and non-affective psychosis. It is a randomised controlled trial, and participants will either have the antipsychotic reduction strategy or continue with antipsychotic maintenance treatment.

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Oct
22
2014

Partners2 Research Programme

PARTNERS2 theme (2) (2)We are part of a large NIHR funded research programme which will build a new system of care, and test it in practice, for people with severe mental illness moving from secondary mental health services into primary care. The study is working with Universities of Warwick, Birmingham, Exeter, Plymouth, Manchester, Swansea, LSE and Lancaster. We are responsible for the public and patient involvement in research programme, and have produced a poster outlining our approach: Our PPI plan. For more information contact Ruth Sayers or please visit the study website.
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Nov
22
2013

Wellbeing Networks and Mental Health

We have recently completed a two year research study looking at the personal networks of people with severe mental illness in two study sites by mapping connections to people, places and activities. We worked with Plymouth University and the study was funded by the NIHR Health Service and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme. A key interest has been looking at the social factors that impact on mental health problems, and developing ideas for further research on recovery and connectedness.
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