The event, hosted by the NIHR Clinical Research Network, gives patients the chance to find out more and get involved. Our staff and researchers will be there at the drop-in event at West Oxford Community Centre, talking to the public on their work on improving the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems.

Some of the projects currently under way at the Trust include:

  • Using technologies such as apps and virtual reality to help people with fears of harm to feel safe
  • Understanding the experience that new mothers have with mental health services
  • Studying the genetics of mental health disorders
  • Understanding and developing better treatments for depression that does not respond to standard treatments
  • Understanding the relationship between sleep and wellbeing
  • Looking into behavioural problems of young children

Brad Mullins, a research assistant at the Trust, said: “Having a variety of projects helps us work towards our goal of giving every patient an opportunity to participate in research.

By having research assistant embedded in clinical teams, we can work in cooperation, as we ultimately have similar goals – to improve the lives of people under our care.

We’re looking forward to meeting the public and telling them about the many interesting research studies happening across the Thames Valley.”

Find out more about the event on the NIHR website.