Maternal mental health • Mental health services • Peer research
‘Peer research can be profoundly moving’: Evaluating a maternal mental health service
One of the peer researchers evaluating the pilot service describes the impact this ‘life-changing’ but overwhelmed service had on women, staff, and beyond.
Inequality • Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity in Women - International Women’s Day
To mark International Women’s Day, a McPin staff member, and three of her neurodivergent female colleagues, write about neurodiversity in women, mental health and the changes we are seeing.
Equitable engagement: how I amplified the voices of under-heard parents
If support services routinely fail to reach ethnically diverse parents, can they be classed as universal? A inclusion practitioner shares insights on connecting with diverse caregivers.
Digital mental health • Paranoia
“It was transformative to go from feeling invisible to doing research that would help others”
Becoming a lived experience advisor on gameChange was a turning point for Eva Roberts, rebuilding confidence and opening up a new career path.
Mental health services • Peer research • Peer support • Young people
2022: Peer research, partnership working and young people
As 2022 draws to a close, McPin Research Director Vanessa shares some of her highlights from the last year, and some things she’s excited about for the next.
#MentalHealthResearchMatters – Yes it does!
Vanessa Pinfold, McPin’s co-founder and research director, draws together our learning over the seven-week campaign that aimed to get people talking about why mental health research matters.
Inequality • Stigma
The importance of the storyteller’s identity in mental health narratives
Mental health stories are important – but so is the identity of the storyteller. Following a new study on mental health storytelling, an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultant shares why.
Community • Peer research • Research methods
Partners Sublime: How working together can open hearts as well as minds
Working in partnerships with groups outside of academia can create lasting relationships that ensure mental health research has real-world impact.
Peer research • Research methods
Why Mental Health Research Matters…to me
Dr Emma Harding, clinical psychologist and ‘Expert by Experience’, writes about how the intricate blend of method and insight can inform mental health research.
Peer research • Research methods
How does research benefit from a lived experience perspective?
McPin trustee, Naheen Ali, writes about the value of bringing your lived experience to mental health research.
Young people's empowerment at TRIUMPH Fest
Hemlata Pant, a member of our Young People's Advisory Group, reports on two days of community, connection and learning at TRIUMPH Fest.
When taking part in research is your service
#MentalHealthResearchMatters and is a force for good, writes Thomas Kabir, McPin’s head of Public Involvement in Research.
Contemplations from Copenhagen: “Just ask young people” and other key thoughts from a youth mental health conference
Members of the McPin Young people’s Involvement team recently attended the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) conference in Copenhagen.
Inequality • Racial equity
Time for Change: Action Not Words (Black History Month 2022)
McPin Research Director Vanessa Pinfold shares some reflections on 'actions not words' for Black History Month 2022.
Maternal mental health • Parental mental health
Baby Loss Awareness Week: "You never think it will happen to you"
To mark Baby Loss Awareness Week, a McPin team member shares their experiences, the importance of more research and funding, and why people shouldn’t have to suffer in silence any longer.
Therapy ‘out and about’ helps people feel safer outside their home
A new therapy that takes people outside of the therapist’s room is helping people with severe paranoia to lead more ordinary lives.
Adult ADHD in Women: How I finally found out why I am how I am
For ADHD Awareness Month, a McPin team member shares her experience of being diagnosed with ADHD in her thirties, writing about adult ADHD in women, and her top tips for thriving with ADHD.
Happiness at Work Week 2022: A diary of intention
McPin’s Senior Operations Manager Clare talks about the power of focussing on the potential positives and what this week looks like for our team.