We want mental health to be better understood. Through our work, we explore what it means to be an expert, valuing lived experience as well as professional practice and research skills.
We involve people with lived experience of mental health issues and mental healthcare in research – as advisors, researchers and leaders. This is often as paid members of research advisory groups or as co-applicants on studies, public involvement coordinators and peer researchers. We collaborate with universities, charity partners and commercial partners, working with people and organisations who share our values and vision.
We want to work with others to bring about more inclusive research that better meets the needs of communities everywhere. The result is more relevant and impactful mental health research.