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Clinical trials in mental health are changing services and improving treatments for people living with a range of conditions across our region
Our specialty encourages people with experience of mental health problems to work with us, and get involved with research. The studies we support all aim to improve NHS services and evaluate treatments and we believe that the people who use these services can potentially benefit from the treatments and give invaluable advice to researchers.
We oversee research that deals with a wide range of conditions such as schizophrenia, depression and bipolar illness, psychosis and addictions. The research is carried out within various groups of patients including children and young people, the general adult population and within learning disabilities. This means that we support a wide range of research studies that examine the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions.
For more information on NTW visit: www.ntw.nhs.uk
For more information on TEWV visit: www.tewv.nhs.uk
For more information on CP visit: www.cumbriapartnership.nhs.uk
For more information on the national CRN: Mental Health visit: www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/mentalhealth
This is the national link to studies that are open in Mental Health http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/Search/Portfolio.aspx?Level1=5
Mental Health Specialty Lead and Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist
Chris has lived with depression for years and decided to get involved in clinical trials because she felt she wanted to be useful. The study Chris was involved in was looking at whether exercise improved symptoms of depression. It is important to Chris to "serve a purpose" and, though her story demonstrates that sometimes being a research participant can be challenging, it shows how much benefit she felt from getting involved.
Meet Ann. After Ann's mother died she became depressed and was asked to take part in a clinical trial looking at joining a local health and exercise group. This is Ann's story.
Select a trial from the list below to find out more about what it’s all about and how you can get involved in helping others.
This project will involve the recruitment of 500 adults on the autism spectrum, and at least 500 relatives/carers. We will be including adults on the autism spectrum of all ages and abilities. Parents or carers will respond for people who cannot take part themselves.
Would you be interested in contributing to a research project aiming to improve understanding of alcohol use?
Find out about clinical trials taking part right here in the North East and North Cumbria
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