Get involved

Get involved with research

At McPin, when we talk about involvement in research, we usually mean people drawing on their personal experience – or expertise from experience – of the topic being researched, in some way. This means the research is more relevant and has a greater chance of contributing to positive change. We recruit people to research advisory groups, we have a peer review panel that provides feedback on research plans, and we also have our own advisory group to steer our work. Our Young People’s Network advises on mental health research in children and young people.

READ MORE about our public involvement in research programme and how you can get involved

Donate to the McPin Foundation

You are able to send a one-off donation or set up a regular gift via our Give As You Live account.

Donate through Give as you Live Donate

We use Give As You Live, as they take a smaller proportion of the donation to cover administration costs, such as processing the donation and claiming Gift Aid than other providers and were recommended to us. Find out more about Give As You Live fees here.

Up for a challenge?

We are a small family foundation with big ambitions. Help us make a difference by running, walking or cycling for McPin, donating vital funds for an issue that affects us all. We put people with mental health problems and their families at the heart of research to ensure it’s focused on the issues that really matter to people.

READ MORE for inspiration and details of how to fundraise

Collaborate with us

We are keen to work in partnership with university departments, voluntary sector research teams, peer researchers and independent freelance research consultants to help to progress mental health research.

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If you are interested in getting involved in any current project or working with us in the future, please email

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To find out about involvement in research opportunities, subscribe to our Involvement Bulletin.