Suresearch research projects and resources

Research Resources

Suresearch provides training, opportunities and support for people with lived experience of mental distress to use their experience and expertise in mental health research.

This includes:

Undertaking research and evaluation and collaborating with others

Suresearch has undertaken a number of commissioned research and evaluation projects, and worked in collaboration with others.Brief details of completed and ongoing projects are available here.

Further details of current projects are listed below.

Investigating the contribution of the voluntary sector to mental health crisis care

Suresearch is one of the partners collaborating in the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) led research project investigating the role of the voluntary sector in mental health crisis care in England, funded under theNational Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme.

Organising and facilitating research skills training
‘Growing a Service User and Carer Resource’


Suresearch and the Mental Health Research Network, Heart of England Hub, organised three training courses in research skills for service users and carers in 2011-12. You can see more information on this here.

Suresearch members initiating and leading research

Suresearch supports and encourages members to pursue their own research ideas, write proposals and seek partners and funding.

An exploration of personal recovery in mental health service users

This project, led by Suresearch member, Jo Barber, investigates the process of recovery from a service user viewpoint.

Suresearch members working on mental health research studies as advisers and co-researchers

Suresearch has facilitated and supported its members to advise on numerous research studies and work as as co-researchers doing interviewing and analysis.


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