Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) opportunity in developing the Mental Health Research agenda for Lincolnshire
What:The NHS and Lincoln University are planning an important project to understand and respond to the mental health needs of people in Lincolnshire. A key part of this project will involve working with local patients, carers, and communities to identify priorities for future mental health research. This knowledge will be used to make local research as meaningful as possible to the people who need it. They are seeking people with experience of mental health difficulties and carers of people with mental health difficulties to advise us and help us to shape this project. It’s important that we get the thoughts and opinions of local people affected by mental health difficulties, so that we ensure that we: Listen to and understand a range of perspectives from people with relevant experiences Find positive solutions to developing research that genuinely reflects the concerns of the people most affected
When:The meetings will take place in 2024. There will be a maximum of 3 meetings over 12 months: Each lasting for one hour.
How:Meetings will take place online via Microsoft Teams. We would like to meet as a group but can also meet with you individually if more convenient.We will send you some project information to review and then have a meeting to discuss your views and preferences.
Who:Host:The University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lead Researchers:University of Lincoln: Dr Nima Moghaddam, Dr David Dawson, Prof Mark Gussy, Prof Niro Siriwardena, Prof Ros Kane, Dr Harriet Moore, Dr Kyla Pennington, Dr David NelsonLincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Prof Jaspreet Phull, Tracy McCranor
Rewards/ Reimbursements / Recognition:We can offer £20 per hour for attendance at a meeting.It is likely that there will be a maximum of 3 meetings called but this will be confirmed once we have interest in being involved.If travel does occur for future meetings this expense will be reimbursed and any amounts, method of reimbursement etc. will be clear before meetings, activities, etc.
Interested – What next?If you are interested in joining this group or knowing more about the group, please contact: Nima Moghaddam, Research Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology  
Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) opportunity in developing the Mental Health Research agenda for Lincolnshire