Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Research Network Group

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contact: Carolyn Asher (Patient, Carer and Public Involvement and Engagement Co-ordinator/Service User Research Assistant)

Email address:

Telephone: 02382 310787/ 02380 475 373


Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Research and Development Department

Tom Rudd Unit

Moorgreen Hospital

Botley Road

West End


SO30 3JB

Remit of the group

We at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have a vision to enable every patient with the opportunity to be involved in research. We have a network of people with lived experience of both mental and physical health conditions and members of the public who are interested in research, who receive a bimonthly newsletter and interim mailings. In these mailings we promote opportunities to get involved in research at Southern Health and other opportunities that may be of interest to our readership. The list is held in a secure spreadsheet and is only used for these purposes. People can be removed from the list at any time they wish.

Frequency of meetings

Every two to three months

Who can consult the group?

Any researchers or those interested in User Led Research based in the Southern Health Trust area.



None at present other than newsletter on above page.

More about the group (optional)

The Research Network groups meet for training and consultations.  There is a regular newsletter. The meetings have a diversity of people with an interest in a range of conditions which makes for an interesting and thought provoking group. Training related to research is offered at these meetings as some people may not have research experience.