The #MentalHealthResearchMatters campaign is hosting three webinars this month, covering the question: what does good mental health research look like?
Lived experience in research
Wednesday 16th November 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mental health research is only useful if it is meaningful to the populations it serves. The best research comes when researchers listen to and collaborate with people who have lived experiences of mental health problems.
In this online event, you will hear from some fantastic people who have used their personal experiences to shape mental health research. They’ll share the amazing impact they’ve had and how they have personally benefited from becoming lived experience advisors. There will be opportunities to reflect and discuss during the session, and a Q&A with the speakers.
The webinar will be hosted by Gordon Johnston, a lived experience advisor at Closing The Gap Network and a member of the Mental Health Research Matters steering group.
Tuesday 22nd November 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Working in partnership with organisations outside academia can create lasting relationships that help research have an impact. Partnering with a charity, a school, a like-minded business or an organisation that creates content (such as podcasts or videos) can benefit everyone involved.
For this online event, you’ll hear from the eight UKRI networks and a partner organisation. The speakers will discuss their work together, their successes, challenges and problem-solving, and share their top tips for partnership working.
The Eventbrite listing will be updated as speakers are confirmed.
The session will be hosted by Dr Dan Robotham, Deputy Director at the McPin Foundation.
From academia to action: how do we turn mental health research into policy?
Thursday 1st December 5:30pm – 7.00pm
In order to be effective, mental health research must influence and guide policy. But how do we go about that?
Hosted by Professor Dame Til Wykes, this discussion will include a panel of mental health researchers who have influenced policy and policymakers themselves. They’ll discuss: how mental health research can inform policy and practice; what policymakers need from mental health researchers.
Eventbrite sign up link coming soon.