Andrew Grundy ~ Mental Health Research Network event

The Mental Health Research Network is hosting a special event for World Mental Health Day as part of Nottingham Mental Health Awareness Weeks ( to enthuse and inform people with lived experience of mental-health problems, carers and supporters about opportunities for meaningful involvement in mental-health research. The event will include presentations by service-users in research and people championing user/carer collaboration in research. 

Date: 10th October 2013

Time: 13:30 (refreshments) for 14:00-15:30 (event)

Location: Seminar Room A07, The Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, NG7 2TU.

Spaces are limited, so please book a place via / (0115) 82 31302                         .

Programme outline:

13:30                    Doors open (refreshments/displays)

14:00                    Involvement… making a difference!

Karen Medd (Event Chair; service-user research champion)

Celebrating some of the achievements of Patient & Public Involvement

14:10                     “Nothing about me, without me!”

 Using lived experience at any level, or any stage of mental-health research

Andrew Grundy (EQUIP Researcher/Research Associate/service-user)

An interactive workshop exploring different involvement opportunities at various stages of the research process.

14:50                     Training for Involvement (Video presentation)

                                EQUIP Service-User & Carer Advisory Group members

15:00                     PPI Forum: supporting members, supporting research

Andrea Duncan (MHRN PPI Co-ordinator); Craig Beecroft (MHRN Clinical Studies Officer); Jonathan (MHRN PPI Forum member)

Information about the work of the MHRN PPI Forum and how to get involved

15:20                     Just ask 3 Questions to your Doctor to get you involved

                                Prof. Patrick Callaghan (Head of School of Health Sciences; EQUIP Lead, Nottingham)

                                Presenting a new resource to encourage greater involvement in research

15:30                     Close


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