How can I find out more about research?

There are three ways to find out more about research…

1. Find out about research studies in your area

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If you have a mental health condition and are undergoing treatment, why not ask your family doctor or healthcare professional about clinical research, and whether it might be right for you.

Ask your local Clinical Research Network if they have any open research studies – select your nearest Clinical Research Network from the drop down menu here.

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2. Find out about Young People’s Advisory Groups

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3. Learn about research

Our quarterly ‘Campaign’ newsletter, for patients, carers and the general public, provides all the latest news and activities you can get involved with – to sign-up simply register your email address here.

Find out about our FREE Massive Open Online Course ‘MOOC’, ‘Improving Healthcare Through Clincal Research’, the next course is in June 2016 – watch the trailor and register your interest here.

Have your say…


  • Why you think #NHSresearch is important?
  • Why you think children and young people’s involvement in#NHSresearch is important?
  • What you would like to see on the#NHSresearch agenda?

Join our TweetChat…

We are hosting a TweetChat on Thursday 18 February between 7-8pm with mental health experts and charities.

If you’re a young person, parent, guardian or carer and have a question about mental health or research please Tweet us at@NIHRCRN using #NHSresearch during the session.


FREE #MeSearch event, London
13 February 2016, 12:00-16:30

Are you:

  • Aged 11-25?
  • Interested in mental health research?
  • Wanting to know more?

Join the Young People’s Mental Health Advisory Group at their #MeSearch event.View the event poster for more details.