Want to develop your understanding of peer research or public involvement? We provide training on how to approach peer research, public involvement, co-production and more.

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About our training

Want to develop your understanding of peer research or public involvement in research? Interested in working with young people to shape your research ideas and co-deliver research work with you?

We provide training on how to approach peer research, public involvement, co-production and more. Our training is delivered interactively via Zoom.

We can also provide mentoring and support, including reflective practice sessions for individuals – get in touch to find out more.

We can work alongside your charity or voluntary sector organisation to help you understand the challenges you face and how to learn from them.

We have a ten-year history of prioritising the voices of people with lived experience of mental health issues and of social and economic disadvantage.

Our specialist expertise will help you hear and understand those voices. Our insight can help inform the direction of your projects and the strategy of your organisation through understanding the strengths and challenges of your processes.

We are also able to host events and workshops to help develop collaborative recommendations.

Current training

Are you:

  • New to doing PPI?
  • Want to improve your PPI practices?

Patient and public involvement (PPI) is a critical part of research. In recognition of this, more funders and institutions are requiring researchers to have PPI built into their studies and PhD programmes.

We have extensive experience delivering PPI in a range of studies, from large randomised controlled trials to small qualitative evaluations. Our team often use their own lived experience in their role as PPI co-applicants and facilitators. We are now offering training for researchers to share our skills and knowledge about PPI.

Our new training programme is for researchers in any field looking to ensure good quality involvement that avoids tokenism and genuinely embeds lived experience knowledge into research projects.

We share our experience across a range of PPI models, and provide interactive spaces to ask questions, get advice for your project and learn from people with professional and lived experience as both facilitators and
members of PPI teams.

Over three sessions we work with a group of up to 10 researchers to cover:

  • What is PPI? Models for PPI in research
  • Running good PPI groups and working with young people
  • Inclusivity in PPI

More information

  • Location: Online, using Zoom
  • Dates: Session 1: 27th Oct; Session 2: 10th Nov; Session 3: 24th Nov
  • Price: £600 for three 2.5 hour sessions plus course materials

For questions and booking please email us on [email protected].

Download the flyer here.

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Enquire about working with us

We are always excited to hear from others who want to collaborate on mental health research. From delivering peer research to helping you with public involvement strategies and providing training, get in touch to chat.