Involved in Research and Education since 2000

About Us

SURESEARCH-Service Users in Research and Education-started in 2000.

It is a midlands network of people who have used and/or survived mental health services and their allies-mental health workers, academics, carers. It has a membership of over 100 and an office at the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston.

SURESEARCH aims to promote service user involvement in mental health education, training and research by:

  • Educating and influencing mental health educators, trainers and researchers;
  • Providing training, opportunities and support for service users to use their expertise and experience in education and research.

The experts by experience in our network offer a rich resource of knowledge and skills through:

  • Contributing to the mental health education and training of doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and support workers at qualifying and post qualifying levels.
  • Undertaking research, independently and in collaboration
  • Advising researchers and research students in the mental health field,
  • Membership of professional advisory groups and service user organisations;
  • Contributing to arts events and festivals to promote mental wellbeing and awareness.

Get involved

Suresearch is a UK network of Service Users, Academics and their allies. It was formed in 2000. Members of this network have had good and bad experiences of using services and often share these views with the group.

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