NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Designing mental health research studies with the READ Group

Dr Julie Williams is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Implementation Science, King’s College London, who is working to support the physical health of those using mental health services. As part of a funding application, Julie recently consulted with our Race and Ethnicity Advisory (READ) Group, which provides researchers with an opportunity to hear the views of individuals from under-represented ethnic communities on conducting mental health research.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Jun 2022

#BePartOfResearch campaign: Our activity

TrialBlazers, a two-week campaign led by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), took place earlier this month. It recognised those who volunteer to take part in health and care research and called on people across the UK to take part in research. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 May 2022

Making referrals to the AVATAR2 trial: An interview with Dr Helen Harding

The AVATAR2 trial is a multi-centre study of therapy aiming to help people who hear distressing voices by enabling them to build an avatar to represent the owner of the voice. Referrers play a pivotal role by recommending participants take part in the trial. Here Clinical Psychologist, Dr Helen Harding, talks about the referral process and how she sees the research benefitting patients in the short and long term. Dr Harding is a Clinical Psychologist in Lambeth Community Services.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 May 2022

Unplanned hospital admissions for people with dementia higher in the last year of life

New research from King’s College London found that people living with dementia experience higher levels of unplanned hospitals admissions towards the end of life after receiving their dementia diagnosis. The study found that 40% of all unplanned hospital admissions after a diagnosis of dementia took place in the last year of life.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 May 2022

My research journey: Jemma's story

Jemma is a Service User Research Ambassador at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, which involves promoting the importance of research to the Trust’s service users. She took up the role after taking part in two research studies into psychosis at the Trust. Here she talks about what it was like to be part of research.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 May 2022