‘Sticking with it’ – retention issues in public involvement and health research

This week I had the good fortune to be on the judging panel for the NIHR Clinical Research Networks/McPin Foundation/MQ 2018 award for service user and carer involvement in mental health research.  It was a brilliant field to choose from. The winners will be announced very shortly. One of the reasons I readily take up … Continue reading ‘Sticking with it’ – retention issues in public involvement and health research

New award launched for service user and carer involvement in mental health research studies by @McPinFoundation @NIHRCRN @MQmentalhealth closes 30 March 2018

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

New mental health research framework announced: has Christmas come early?#NIHRmentalhealth

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

Blog: some mental health research items inc. a new young person’s group being formed @McPinFoundation

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

Read all about it #WorldMentalHealthDay – Research Special!

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!