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Advice clinic: Implementation science
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Advice clinic: Implementation science

Are you a health or social care professional or a researcher planning a quality improvement or implementation science project? Would you like advice on how to evaluate your project or on how implementation science methods can improve the chance of your project being successful? Do consider checking out the advice clinic service offered by quality…

Announcing the winners of the MHR Incubator Awards
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Announcing the winners of the MHR Incubator Awards

Judges awarded the top MHR Awards to seven researchers whose projects represent some of the most exciting new developments in mental health research today. Eight other researchers were runners up. Awards went to early career researchers whose work is already influencing clinical practice, projects that reflect outstanding collaboration with patients and public, and to innovative…

Building research in underserved areas: Dr Rebecca Anthony
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Building research in underserved areas: Dr Rebecca Anthony

The award-winning work focuses attention on the experiences of people whose particular circumstances and needs are less well captured in the mainstream of mental health research. The neglected yet important areas our winners are addressing includes mental health in adoptive families, people with severe intellectual impairments, experiences in racialised groups.

Innovation prize: Dr Lucy Livingston and Dr Ben Perry
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Innovation prize: Dr Lucy Livingston and Dr Ben Perry

Judges awarded the Innovation prize to two researchers who are tackling two very different areas of mental health research in new and original ways. Dr Lucy Livingston researches the understudied phenomenon of ‘compensation’ in autism, and Dr Ben Perry’s work focuses on physical health risks in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. There was a clear consensus…

GROW: Researcher Development Programme
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GROW: Researcher Development Programme

The application window for the summer 2022 cohort of the GROW programme has now closed. Applicants will be contacted about the outcome of their application in the coming weeks. GROW is the professional development programme designed for early career researchers in mental health. Through the programme, participants will build a cross-disciplinary professional network to inspire…

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NIHR SPHR Public Mental Health Network

The NIHR SPHR Public Mental Health Network aims to bring together researchers, public health professionals and members of the public to share research findings and provide opportunities to work together on mental health initiatives. It’s based in the NIHR School of Public Health Research (SPHR) but it is open to anyone interested to join, including:…

Get involvement opportunities straight to your inbox!
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Get involvement opportunities straight to your inbox!

The McPin Involvement Bulletin is packed full of exciting opportunities to get involved and participate in mental health research. With a focus on lived experience, the (roughly) monthly round-up includes everything we’re involved in or have been sent, from lived experience advisory groups to higher education courses and lots more. For example, February’s bulletin promoted…

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McPin Foundation

We are a mental health research charity that believes research is done best when it involves people with relevant personal experience that relates to the research being carried out. We call this expertise from experience and integrate this into our work by: Delivering high-quality, collaborative mental health research and evaluations Helping shape the research of…

500 researchers on the #MHRmap – and counting!
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500 researchers on the #MHRmap – and counting!

There are now over 500 researchers on our map of mental health research,  including research-active clinicians, lived experience experts, and mental health academics. It’s great to see broad-based support for this resource which promotes  cross-disciplinary collaborations in mental health research. The map of mental health research now has over 500 researchers listed from 20 different…

What is the Research Design Service?
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What is the Research Design Service?

What is the Research Design Service (RDS)? We asked that question to Louise Halbert, Business Manager at the NIHR Research Design Service (or RDS for short 🙂 ) She said… “The Research Design Service (RDS) supports researchers to develop applications to the National Institute for Health Research and other national funders of applied health and…

New video series on PPI in mental health research – thanks to Incubator Advisory Group members
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New video series on PPI in mental health research – thanks to Incubator Advisory Group members

Members of the Mental Health Research Incubator Advisory Group were behind the brand-new video series in which researchers and experienced public contributors discuss patient and public involvement (PPI) in mental health research. Dr Emma Černis and Dr Simon Hackett highlighted that support and direction with PPI was an area that mental health researchers would welcome…

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