Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Public Involvement Network for Research (PINR) Community

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

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

Email address:

Telephone: 02382 310787/ 02380 475826


Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Research and Innovation 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.  They receive a bimonthly newsletter and interim mailings, in which we promote opportunities to get involved in research at Southern Health as well as 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 bimonthly newsletters which can be found on the website.

More about the group (optional)

The PINR Community meet to help with studies.  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 wish to expand their knowledge of research.  However, no research experience is required.  All welcome.