Service User and Carer Group meeting

The Service User and Carer Group meeting will take place on Tuesday 22nd January 2018, 12.30-14.00 at Douglas House, 18 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB22 8AH. Please see info below.

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The meetings are open to members of the service user and carer research group, clinicians, researchers and anyone interested in mental health and dementia research. It is an opportunity to hear about collaborative research and share news/developments and experiences of being involved in different research projects.


There are plans for three meetings for 2019. The first one will take place on Tuesday 22nd January 2018, 12.30-14.00 at Douglas House, 18 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB22 8AH. Coffee and tea will be served at 12.15pm and reasonable travel expenses will be paid.


During the meeting Maisie SatchwellHirst will present  a research project carried out in CPFT in 2018. Maisie is a social worker in the Cambridge South Adult Locality Team. She qualified as a social worker in 2017 and has spent her newly qualified year undertaking a Masters project with the University of York. This research project was undertaken as part of the Masters. The title of the presentation is: “Perspectives on the diagnostic process from those diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder.” In this research project, individuals attending an assessment with a psychiatrist were asked to complete questionnaires relating to EUPD symptoms before and after diagnosis, and interviews were conducted with those who were diagnosed with EUPD. The interviews asked people about their experiences of the service and their specific perspectives about receiving a diagnosis. This presentation will discuss the findings of the research project.


Linda Jones will also talk about an exciting new project that focuses on  “Using big data in mental health research”. Using ‘big data’ in mental health research, especially electronic data, is vital to help us understand mental health conditions and improve treatments and recovery. The MRC’s Mental Health Data Pathfinder Award have allowed a new team, led by Dr Rudolf Cardinal, to look at some of the issues surrounding the use of electronic data both within the CPFT and nationally.  Linda will explain some of the exciting new work being done as part of this award and the vision for the future.

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