Hello fellow carers. I have exciting research news for you.
Phoebe Averill who is a PhD Student of the Health Service and Population Research Department from Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Is working on a research study about the safety of community-based mental health services. This is a nationwide research aimed at unpaid carers.
Please see below for details.
What is this study?
We are carrying out a study to find out about safety problems in community-based mental health services for adults. This research will help to increase awareness of the types of safety problems service users and carers experience in these services, as well as gathering ideas about how community mental healthcare could be made safer.
Taking part would involve participating in your choice of either a one-to-one interview, or a group discussion. Interviews or group discussions will be conducted remotely via a secure online platform (e.g. Zoom), and will last for up to one hour.
Who can take part?
We would like to speak to family members/ carers of adults who are using community-based mental health services. These include primary care (e.g. treatment and monitoring of a mental health condition by a GP), or secondary care mental health services (e.g. outpatient support from Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team, or a Community Mental Health Team).
To take part, you must also be:
- Over 18 years old.
- Able to understand English sufficiently to take part in an interview or group discussion.
- Able to provide informed consent.
- Not currently using inpatient mental health services.
Who should I speak to if I am interested in taking part?
If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please contact Phoebe Averill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carers will be offered a £15 shopping voucher in return for taking part.