In February 2023, we approved our new research strategy.
We work with local, national and international partners to undertake high-quality research across mental health, learning disability and autism services. This includes:
Our specialist research units develop and deliver research that directly improves patient outcomes and the quality of care.
We have a dedictated young people's mental health research unit. This group of experts focus on research to improve our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), sharing our learning with partners.
We also have developed a learning disability research unit, psychosis research unit, and older people's research unit.
Our research projects are an opportunity for you to have a voice, share your experiences and have an influence on the care and treatment you or your loved ones receive.
There are many therapeutic benefits to being involved with research, including improved self-esteem and overall recovery through social interaction. We value your experiences and knowledge to help us improve the services and care we provide.
Please get in touch with us for more info: Researchdevelopment.email@example.com
Service user feedback
TULIPS study: cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of a ward-based intervention to improve access to psychologically informed care and psychological therapy for mental health inpatients:
“The researcher first approached me when I had first arrived on the ward. I was quite poorly at this time but found the experience very therapeutic as she had a lot of time for me throughout the interview. This gave me time to express my feelings…(and) this was delivered in a sensitive way. It also made me feel as though I am doing something useful something that really matters. Research is great as it helps to develop new ideas and better ways of working to improve patient care I am looking forward to working with the psychologist as this will help my mental health when I go home.”