• Network News

    1. New RDG Lead 31.Jul.2014

      MHRN-C Welcomes new RDG lead Dr Catrin Lewis


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  • Research Group News

    1. Gymnasts under pressure at higher risk of eating disorders 17.Jul.2014

      Many elite gymnasts are preoccupied with weight and body shape, with some scoring well above average for eating disorder symptoms, say researchers from Swansea University.

    2. New RDG 18.Jun.2014

      MHRN-C welcomes on board a new RDG on Early Intervention in Psychosis convened by Dr Mike Jackson, Dr James Walters and Dr Euan Hails.

    3. Service User and Carer Priority Setting in Research Workshop 29.Apr.2014

      In May 2013 the Service User and Carer Partnership Research Development Group (SUCP RDG) held a workshop with people from across Wales who had experience of mental ill-health.


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  • Partner News

    1. Knighthood for genetics pioneer 19.Jun.2014

      Many congratulations to Professor Mike Owen who has been awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to Psychiatry and Neuroscience.


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  • General Mental Health News

    1. Launch of Depression: Asking the Right Questions 21.May.2014

      At MQ, we believe that research can improve lives - improve diagnosis, treatments, care and prevention. To help researchers find out the most important issues for people faced by depression we have just launched new partnership to conduct a national survey. The partnership is gathering people’s unanswered questions about the condition. We aim to build a strong connection between the research community and the needs of patients – to help inform future research.


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Research Portfolio

About the MHRN-C Portfolio of Studies

We welcome any structured research activity where mental health is either the primary or secondary topic of interest. Studies eligible for the MHRN-C portfolio should involve face to face contact with NHS patients, Social Care service users or people involved with their care. We strongly encourage and support research engaging both service users and carers. Studies should be led from or recruiting participants from Wales.

All studies must have research funding in place before they can be added to the portfolio.

Co-adoption of Studies

In some situations we may also co-adopt studies that have their primary site in another UK country but where a site has also been identified in Wales. In this case, if the study is already on the NIHR portfolio, it would normally be automatically eligible for the MHRN-C portfolio.

Examples of the types of studies which we invite to be run on our portfolio

  • Uk wide studies involving collaboration with the English MHRN.
  • Large pragmatic randomised trials of complex interventions such as suicide prevention and early intervention in psychosis.
  • Large cohort studies involving patients with the major psychiatric disorders including mood disorder and psychosis.
  • Research to support policy development systems.
  • National, regional and local development of strategies to support evidence based service development and commissioning.
  • Responsive research to support policy initiatives.

If you have any queries regarding the MHRN-C Portfolio please contact:-

Helen Daniels (MHRN-C Coordinator)

Email contact: H.Daniels@swansea.ac.uk