Involvement Opportunity! Restraint and Inpatient experiences required

Project: The project aims to explore whether staff training can influence how restraint is used within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust, as well as patient wellness and recovery.


Researcher: Aneita Pringle is a PhD student at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.


Involvement: We are looking for people who have experience of inpatient mental health services and/or experience with restraint (experiencing or witnessing) to join the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) of the project. The researcher has worked with members of the LEAG to design her project. Some of the members of the group will not be able to continue their involvement so we hope we can recruit more people to provide advice throughout the implementation of the research project.


Time commitment: The group will meet about 5-6 times throughout the next two years. During the first meeting the LEAG will review the staff training package. The following meetings would be to update on progress and troubleshoot any barriers or concerns once the intervention has been launched and then help with the analysis of the information. The final one or two meetings would be to discuss dissemination strategies. We hope the people will be able to attend the majority of the meetings and participate in email exchanges if possible.


Suggested dates for next meeting: 26th or 28th June 10.30-12.30 (Cambridge or Peterborough)


Payment: Members will receive £10 per hour for attending the meetings. Travel expenses will be paid at 56 p per mile or public transport rates. All claims must be accompanied by relevant receipts. Please note, this income may have implications for those claiming benefits. All income must be declared to the Inland Revenue.


Contact: If you are interested in this work, please send your expression of interest to Iliana Rokkou ( with details of relevant experience.

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