Summary of group discussions from our first methods workshop now available

We have produced a summary of the fascinating group discussions held during our first McPin Methods Workshop on 30th November 2016. This workshop focused on integrating lived experience expertise within mental health research teams and groups discussed three questions, with key themes for each summarised in our report:

  1. How might models for involving people with lived experience in research evolve?
  2. How do we define lived experience in a research context and how closely must it fit with research topics?
  3. How do mental health researchers with lived experience develop their careers and what barriers do they face?


Thanks again to all attendees for your contribution to this day. Your insight and ideas will help guide our future methods workshop programme, which you will soon hear more information on.


We’d love to keep everyone who was interested in our workshop engaged in helping progress PPI in mental health research. If you have any other ideas about future workshop topics or would like to speak with us about the series, get in touch with Daryl Sweet at In the meantime keep up with our work via our newsletter or twitter.