It's enough to warm the cockles of your heart on a cold day...... The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Networks (NIHR CRN) together with two excellent mental health research charities - McPin Foundation and MQ Transforming mental health - have just launched a new award for service user and carer involvement in health … Continue reading New award launched for service user and carer involvement in mental health research studies by @McPinFoundation @NIHRCRN @MQmentalhealth closes 30 March 2018
One of the unintended consequences of writing a blog is that it can be a helpful chronicle enabling you to trace the history of issues and events over many years. There is no better example than mental health research. So I can tell you that it is three years since the Mental Health Research Alliance … Continue reading New mental health research framework announced: has Christmas come early?#NIHRmentalhealth
If you follow me on Twitter (@SDenegri) you might notice that I regularly RT the work of the McPin Foundation which exists to 'transform mental health research by putting the lived experience of people affected by mental health problems at the heart of research methods and the research agenda.' It's a fabulous organisation. Prior to Christmas they … Continue reading Blog: some mental health research items inc. a new young person’s group being formed @McPinFoundation
What should we make of the latest figures from INVOLVE and the Health Research Authority (HRA) showing which funders are best at public involvement in research? In a re-run of an joint-exercise first done in 2010, INVOLVE and the HRA looked at the public involvement component of over 1100 research applications that went before research ethics … Continue reading Who are the good, the bad and the ugly at involving the public in medical research? New comparative figures for Government, charities and industry
In case you have just woken up, today is World Mental Health Day. This year's focus is on schizophrenia but a lot of other things are going on about mental health issues in general. In no particular order, but with thanks to friends and colleagues for sending these to me, here are some interesting things … Continue reading Read all about it #WorldMentalHealthDay – Research Special!
When asked, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will tell you that 630,000 people took part in a clinical study last year. I wonder, however, whether that number should be raised to nearer one million*. For alongside many participants during their journey in research, walks a mother, father, brother, sister or significant other. One … Continue reading Untold stories in clinical research: the carer’s tale
It has been in the works for a not inconsiderable amount of time. A slow burner if you like. So it somehow seems fitting that the first flames should flicker almost unnoticed. Yesterday, Research Fortnight's Adam Smith wrote about a new mental health research charity to be launched next year with a hefty £20 million … Continue reading Comment piece: New mental health research charity springs from an unlikely quarter #mentalhealth