Have Your Say Today: Mental Health Consultation Events

Resources:  You can download the final report: Hart, A., Cameron, J., Stubbs, C., Heaver, B., & Duncan, S. (2016) ‘Have Your Say’ on mental health research: Report commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council. Brighton: Boingboing; Community University Partnership Programme, University of Brighton.

Mental Health challenges affect us all in one way or another and yet we still need to learn more about how it affects people’s lives. This includes learning about the things that help recovery, about any obstacles that make recovery more difficult and what can be done to promote good mental health.

Boingboing and the University of Brighton were commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to gather the views of people whose lives are touched by mental health problems. We wanted to bring together people who experience mental health challenges themselves and people who care for or support people with mental health problems. We wanted to know what people thought the mental health research priorities of the ESRC should be in relation to anxiety and depression in particular.

The ESRC fund research that has the potential to make a real difference to people’s lives. We wanted to make sure that this research targeted the everyday issues that really matter to people. At the same time, we wanted to make sure it didn’t duplicate research into other interventions, such as medication/Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which is often funded by other organisations.

Claire Stubbs, Josh Cameron, Simon Duncan and Angie Hart invited any interested parties to ‘Have Your Say’. The event was run by people with lived experience of mental health challenges and/or of supporting others facing these challenges. Those with any additional support needs were encouraged to contact us.

These events took place on:

Monday 22nd February 2016 from 11.00am-1.00pm
Lacuna Place, Havelock Road, Hastings, TN34 1BP

Tuesday 1st March 2016 from 9.30am-2.00pm
Auditorium, The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Resources:  You can download the final report: Hart, A., Cameron, J., Stubbs, C., Heaver, B., & Duncan, S. (2016) ‘Have Your Say’ on mental health research: Report commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council. Brighton: Boingboing; Community University Partnership Programme, University of Brighton.

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