Current research opportunities:

Following a highly successful first and second phase which saw over 112,000 participants, researchers from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are launching the third phase of their global study into the psychological impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and changing restrictions. The study is linked to the Medical Research Council global health research programme led by the Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre for Global Health, Population, and Policy, University of Portsmouth.

Phase one results gave valuable insights into how different people, genders and communities were coping with the global pandemic and the third phase enables more people to take part and ensures an even greater range and comparison between the three phases. You can take part by completing the short questionnaire exploring the psychological impact of the coronavirus and changing restrictions, their effect on our emotions, behaviour and wellbeing.  The aim of the survey is to better understand how coronavirus and the impact that changing restrictions are having on our day to day lives, what is helpful and what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing.

The survey is open to anyone over the age of 16 and able to complete the online questionnaire. If you completed the survey in previous phases, you can take it again this time as it is important to understand how people have adapted and changed. We would encourage everyone, including staff, patients, friends and family to take part.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and you can take it directly here

Please ensure you select Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust when asked where you heard about the survey.

A message from The North West Coast Engagement Team:

Last year the Clinical Research Network: North West Coast published a Research Delivery Strategy (2020-23) which outlined an ambitious vision to make research an integral part of healthcare for all. To achieve this vision it is essential that we listen to those who volunteer to take part in research. Their insight helps us to understand what works well, what could be improved and how can expand our reach.The Participant Research Experience Survey (PRES) is our listening tool to help achieve this objective and is an essential step towards the goal of providing more research opportunities to those living in the North West Coast region and ultimately realising our vision. The survey closes 31 March. 

Get involved by completing the survey below: