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Nov
25
2016

McPin Foundation’s patient and public involvement methods week

The McPin Foundation is committed to using researchMcPin PPI Mental Health Research to improve the mental health of people in communities everywhere. We champion the role of lived experience expertise in all aspects of mental health research. We employ and work with people with mental health problems to provide advice on research and deliver research projects. We fund studentships, supporting young researchers to develop a research career in mental health. We research topics that matter most to our supporters – employment, stigma, personalised support, wellbeing, young people’s mental health and new models of care including peer support.

On Monday we begin a week of activity aimed at highlighting methods of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in mental health research. We will be publishing a number of new papers and contributions from our team during the week exploring how we work and the challenges it poses. They draw on our experience of trying to put our principles into practice and what we have learnt  from our friends and collaborators. What we have learnt over the past 3 years is that PPI is not easy but it is important in driving forward quality mental health research. What we have learnt over the past 3 years is that PPI is not easy but it is important in driving forward quality mental health research.

Next week we will be:

We hope you can contribute to the discussion. Do check back on our website (www.mcpin.org) for launched resources and follow us on Twitter (@McPinFoundation) or our Facebook page where we will be talking about this work.