Connect and collaborate
Research careers in mental health are inherently collaborative and multidisciplinary. Connecting with researchers from different institutions, mental health and care workers, and third-sector professionals will help you to gain new perspectives, enrich your knowledge, and make a difference in the field of mental health research.
How to connect and collaborate:
- Drop your pin in the Mental Health Research Community Map (via the link below) to help connect people with similar research interests
- Check out the mental health research happening in the UKRI mental health research networks and Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs)
- ARCs support research in specific areas of health
- ARC East of England and ARC Oxford and Thames Valley both have a mental health research focus
"The Applied Research Collaborations have a focus to work across the NHS, public health, social care and the voluntary and community sector."
- Eileen Kaner, Professor of Applied Behavioural Science
“As a practitioner who’s interested in research, you don’t know how valuable you are to research teams in universities. Go for it - make contact!”
– Dr Sinead Lambe, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher