What’s the project?
A study led by The University of Manchester at six sites around the UK is working on research to understand how to predict and prevent relapse of psychosis using a digital data collection platform, which will include a smartphone app and wearable device.
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The CONNECT Study is a new programme of research which involves the development and study of a digital data collection platform to better understand people’s symptoms and experiences of psychosis.
A machine learning approach will be used to see if collecting (digital) information in this way can help to identify when people might be becoming unwell.
For more information about the project please look at the CONNECT study website.
You can also read more about the project on the CONNECT study page.
We are looking for people with experience of psychosis to form a group called a Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP).
The LEAP will be expected to attend meetings, the majority of which will be online but there will be some travel to face-to-face meetings.
The group will meet around five times a year. There will be some tasks inbetween meetings as well.
The study will take place over four and a half years. We are already one year into the study.
Mental health issues and experiences affect everyone, but involvement in research does not always reflect this.
Therefore, we actively seeking applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic groups. We would especially like to hear from those who have experienced difficult life experiences (for example: seldom-heard groups and low-income backgrounds).
We would also like to hear from people who have not had the opportunity to be involved in research before.
**Update**: We have already recruited members from Manchester, Glasgow, Sussex (Brighton), Cardiff and London to the LEAP group.
We are still looking for people aged 18+ who live in or near to Edinburgh.
Please make sure you do live near Edinburgh before you express an interest in joining the group.
Some meetings will be held in person. The location of the meetings will vary. Some travel will therefore be needed across the country.
Payment of up to £80 will be offered for online meetings (dependant on the length of the meeting). Payment of £100 will be offered for in person meetings.
Payment will also be offered for tasks to be undertaken in between meetings or by email.
The work would typically be one or a maximum of two hours for each ad-hoc task. Our usual payment rate is £25 an hour.
All reasonable travel expenses for in meetings will be covered.
We will also try to help in case anyone does not have suitable computer/phone or data to take part in online meetings.
If you are not able to fill out the application form or if you have any questions, please get in contact with Alex by email or phone 07518 110 129.
You can also download the LEAP advert for more information.
Deadline to apply is Monday 16th May 2024.
The closing date is Monday 6th May 2024.
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