Have you ever used our mental health services and want a say in how we develop as a mental health provider in the future?

We're planning to broaden our involvement and development of mental health research at the Trust, but we need your help.

At the bottom of this webpage and in the block to the right there's a short, anonymous and introductory survey which will explore whether you would be interested in joining a research study in the future.

It will help us build on our existing research base, to discover, develop and spread new and developed ways of supporting people with their mental health diagnosis and ongoing recovery.  

Studies have shown that offering opportunities for research participation result in better outcomes for patients, yet the opportunity to be part of a mental health trial is not currently available in every part of the country. 

We want to develop and broaden the opportunity for our Mersey Care population to access appropriate mental health research to help people understand and better manage their diagnosis with a range of clinical and wider support tools.

The feedback we'll receive from this study will support our bid for research funding and expertise to be channelled into Merseyside to support our local populations. It will also be anonymous and is for our internal use only. Once we have funding for our planned programmes, we will conduct more formal requests to join the studies but this will follow in months to come.

Thank you in advance for your help to allow us to be able to demonstrate a strong support for mental health research across the wider Merseyside region. Your feedback from this introductory survey today will mean that we are better placed to prevent mental ill health and to also help people back to full health when they have a diagnosed condition.

Prof Joe Rafferty CBE, Chief Executive ( He,Him,His)