For our Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre to achieve ground-breaking research and make real changes to mental health management and treatment, we need the support of patients, the public and partners.
We actively encourage involvement in our research from:
- NHS service users and their families / carers
- members of the public
- healthcare staff
- university researchers
- charities and community organisations
- industry partners
How can you get involved?
We want everyone to have the opportunity to take part in research.
Service users, families, carers and members of the public
NHS service users can participate in our research by talking directly to their healthcare professional at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust or by getting involved in our patient and public involvement and engagement activity.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is a key partner of M-RIC as the support of healthcare staff is essential to carrying out our research and embedding changes to services. We are also working with healthcare staff from other NHS organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside. If you work in local NHS mental healthcare services and feel you could support our work, please contact us.
University researchers and academics
We are working with academic researchers, led by the University of Liverpool, from across the region to deliver innovative mental health research programmes with real world impact. We will also be collaborating with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration, as part of the Mental Health Mission, to ensure that best practice and findings can be tested and adopted across the country. We welcome interest and involvement from university researchers and academics. To find out more please contact us.
Community and charity partners
We are working with a range of community and charity organisations to support the implementation of our plans and to get the views and feedback of all our local communities. You can view a list of the partners we are currently working with here. If you work for a community or charity organisation and you are interested in getting involved in our work, please contact us.
Our work will bring service users, researchers, and industry together to co-create solutions. By working in partnership with industry, we can support the development of new digital technology and other innovations for better mental health and conduct trials in real life settings. You can view a list of the partners we are currently working with here (insert link to partners page). If you work for an organisation and you are interested in getting involved in our work, please contact us.
We want everyone to have the opportunity to take part in research