A selection of the publications that have resulted from our projects. More reports and links to peer-reviewed papers can be found on the individual project pages

We also have free resources to help you involve people with relevant lived experience in your work. These include:


A platform for people with expertise from experience to consider key issues in mental health research


Reflections on different models of involvement

External resources

INVOLVE – This is an organisation that provides information on public involvement in research. The website contains publications and guidance as well as a jargon buster defining terms like ‘randomised control trial’, ‘action research’ or ‘steering group’. They have guidelines on involving young people in research.

Alliance of Mental Health Research FundersMcPin chairs this group of organisations interested in funding mental health research. It has produced a manifesto to outline priorities for improving the research base in mental health.

SURE – This is the Service User Research Enterprise at King’s College London. It is run by Europe’s first Professor of User-Led Research. 

Survivor researcher network – This is part of the National Service User Network (NSUN). The network provides mental health service users and survivors who are involved and interested in research with a forum for networking, sharing information and supporting each other.

Suresearch – This a network of people in the Midlands who use their experiences of mental health issues and services in education and research.

The Public Involvement Impact Assessment Framework has been developed to help researchers assess the impact of involving members of the public in their research.

Do alert us to any material you feel would be useful to share or any resources that we could usefully provide by emailing

Sources of support

The McPin Foundation is unable to provide support services to people with mental health problems. If you need help or support, or are worried about yourself or somebody else, please take a look at this list of UK-based organisations.