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 →

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 →

Comment piece: New mental health research charity springs from an unlikely quarter #mentalhealth

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 →

Brain science across the EU

I am posting this just because I thought it was a thoroughly absorbing and interesting overview of what is happening in brain science across the European Union (EU) and how mental health reseach will be positively impacted by the European Commission's recently announced resarch funding reforms: Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Brain... Continue Reading →

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