NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Mental health stigma on Twitter during COVID-19: service user perspectives

Georgie Hudson is a Research Assistant at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. She recently co-authored a paper, in the Journal of Mental Health that analysed stigma on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic from the viewpoint of mental health service users. In this blog, she discusses the findings of her research, how best to study this complex concept and the way in which social media discussions around mental health changed during the pandemic.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 17 Aug 2022

Bringing experience and research together to understand psychosis

Recently a group of researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience worked on a project to depict psychosis in a way that better represented the range of experience. The result was a research paper in the journal World Psychiatry. In this blog the authors talk about this novel approach and the value it brings. It includes direct quotes from some of the authors about the project.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 29 Jul 2022

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

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