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Carer involvement in mental health research: three new case studies released

The MHRN has produced three detailed case studies that showcase the contributions that carers have made to mental health research through their involvement in studies.  Read the case studies here.

Young People as Consultants in Mental Health Research Event!

The MHRN North London Hub and South London and South East Hub are holding a one day free event for young people aged between 14 – 25 who are interested in research on Saturday 13 July 2013, 11am – 3pm.  Please click here for more information 

Therapeutic relationship between clinicians and patients investigated as part of collaboration between industry and the MHRN

This paper outlines a collaboration between industry and MHRN and includes patient and public involvement (PPI). This was an industry trial where the UK arm added a service user valued measure following negotiation with MHRN. The company then gave the network the data to analyse after the end of the study. This paper illustrates a working collaboration and that industry partners are often able to adapt studies. The results provide valuable new information and this could not have happened without having an industry trial with rigorous methods on which to base this valuable research. Read the article.

Reference: Wykes T, Rose D, Williams P and David AS: Working alliance and its relationship to outcomes in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of antipsychotic medication, BMC Psychiatry 2013, 13:28.

Regional offices (hubs) Publications

Research can lead to better treatments and services for mental health problems. The Mental Health Research Network is an organisation that supports research studies carried out in England with the help of people who use NHS services and people who work in them.

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