Mental Health Research Project:
The research project:
We know that people with conditions which cause symptoms such as hearing voices, paranoia, or unusual beliefs, often also have poor sleep. We are designing a research project to develop and test a non-drug treatment, a ‘behavioural’ treatment, to help improve sleep in people with these conditions.
Public and Patient Involvement:
Public and Patient Involvement in research can make for better research, by making sure that the views of the people the research aims to help are taken into account. Public or Patient Involvement is different from participating in research as a ‘subject’ or participant.
What does it involve:
You would attend a discussion group to give your opinion about the research question, and to help develop the plan for how to investigate this research question. These will be small group discussions, not likely to be more than 6 people. If you are unable to attend a group discussion a one to one discussion could be offered.
Groups will be between Tue 29th March and Friday 1st April around lunchtime, in the Manchester region, please contact Sophie (below) for details.
A small payment for your time will be provided as a voucher, plus lunch and travel expenses.
Who can get involved:
We want to hear from people with conditions which cause symptoms like hearing voices, paranoia, or unusual beliefs. This might include: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder. We also have places for a small number of people who are family or close friends of someone with one of these conditions to contribute.
For details or to book, please contact: Sophie Faulkner (Occupational Therapist / Researcher): 07950 263 641 / firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions you wish to raise, but not with Sophie, you may contact, Penny Bee (Sophie’s academic supervisor) – email@example.com