If you are interested in finding out more on mental health research, or looking for other opportunities to get involved there are a number of other organisations you can contact:
The Clinical Research Network: Mental Health is funded by and part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). It is managed by a partnership between the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London and the University of Manchester. The Clinical Research Network is a rich collaboration of academic and clinical organisations as well as user and carer networks, bringing together a wide range of skills and expertise in mental health research and service provision.
People in Research tells you about opportunities for public involvement in clinical research, and gives information about taking part in clinical trials. It contains a database with details of research projects and research organisations looking for members of the public to get involved in their work.
INVOLVE is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and aims to get greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. This website contains information about research, and about getting involved in research.
The UK clinical trials gateway helps you make informed choices about clinical trials, offering useful guidance on how trials work and helping connect you to researchers running trials you might be interested in.
The European Patients' Academy hosts an online Toolbox for Medicines Research & Development, which is available to anyone who is interested in learning more about the medicines research and development (R&D) process.
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Involvement Register provides opportunities for both service users and carers to become involved with us in the planning and development of services. There are a wide variety of activities to get involved in, including helping to deliver training, sitting on interview panels or by offering views and opinions at committees and groups.
The NIHR and Wellcome Trust King's Clinical Research Facility is a specialist research facility within King's College Hospital which runs regular Patient and Public Involvement activities.
In Spring 2018 MQ: Transforming Mental Health launched a platform on their website to encourage their supporters to take part in research.