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Rethink Mental Illness: Get involved – research opportunities

As part of our service to you, we’re highlighting how you can play a part in furthering research into mental health. You can see a range of opportunities to get involved with on our website but we’d particularly like to promote the following two:

University of Oxford logoTreatment outcomes in schizophrenia: The views of patients and carers

Researchers at the University of Oxford are carrying out a study to learn about the treatment outcomes that matter to people with schizophrenia and to carers. If you are aged 18 or older and have personal experience of schizophrenia, or if you support or care for someone who does, they would be interested in speaking to you.

If you take part in the study, a researcher will interview you about your experiences and opinions of treatment. The interview will be relaxed and informal, much like a conversation, and carried out at a time and place to suit you. You would not be identified personally in any reports. This study has received approval from the NHS Research Ethics committee, reference number: 13/ES/0143. To find out more and how to take part, please email: treatmentoutcomes@dph.ox.ac.uk, or call/text message Joanne Lloyd on 07804 419489 or Helen Lloyd on 07913 824926.

Experts by experience

The Cochrane Collaboration produces some of the latest research on schizophrenia and mental health problems, and is part of the internationally recognised Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Rethink Mental Illness is currently sponsored to produce lay summaries for the Cochrane Collaboration. We’d like to get people with experience of mental health problems and carers involved in reviewing these. Together we can make information about research more relevant, meaningful and accessible to people with mental health problems and carers. Read more about the Cochrane reviews here. For further information about getting involved, please email:ben.gray@rethink.org.

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