The McPin Foundation turned 10 this year and has been celebrating by rounding up a set of 10 excellent resources which bring together McPin’s expertise, learning and research in lived experience involvement from the last decade. These are all amazing resources for any one working in mental health research but especially anyone just starting out in independent research as an ECR.
Since their inception McPin have been advocating for mental health research which puts lived experience at the centre. They believe that how you do the work is as important as what you do, and have always encouraged, supported and pushed for PPI to be co-production.
The resources in the 10 for 10 collection are:
- Using lived experience in the workplace: How staff lived experiences are shaping work at McPin
- Coproduction at McPin: Reflections and learning over 10 years
- Peer Research at McPin: Our approach, reflections and learning over 10 years
- Public Involvement in mental health research at McPin: Reflections and learning over 10 years
- Research Involvement Groups: McPin’s models and learning, and linked resource, Recruiting for diversity
- Working as a co-researcher at McPin: Shaping young people’s mental health research
- Young People’s meeting guide
- Wellbeing at work: What does it mean at McPin? and linked resources: Mentors and mentees (podcast); Neurodivergent meeting guide: A McPin lived experience perspective
- McPin’s journey towards antiracism
- An Ode to Peer Research at McPin: You got the Power!: Dedicated to those have crafted their pain into power (video)
Head over to the McPin website to see and download all the resources: 10 for 10 | The McPin Foundation
McPin were also a partner in the #mentalhealthresearchmatters campaign and several of the posts from that can be found on our new page Navigating Partnership Working