Through our research we influence key national and international debates in the fields of mental health, education and social care. Our research is innovative. It is closely related to our clinical work and training programmes and is directly supported by the NHS.
What areas do we cover?
Our research covers many fields including:
- child mental health and therapy
- family therapy
- individual and group adult psychotherapy
- organisational consultancy
- social care
How our research is organised
Our research is organised into a number of units or areas of specialism. These include:
- child and family mental health research
- research into forensic mental health
- the developmental origins of mental health difficultuies (DPRU)
- processes and outcomes in psychotherapy and other mental health treatments
- social work and social care
- family therapy and family systems
Most of our research work is undertaken in collaboration with university partners, especially University College London, the Institute of Child Health and the University of East London.
Who do we involve?
We involve people other than staff in our research. These include:
- service users, potential service users and their families/carers
- members of organisations representing service users, e.g. Mind, Depression Alliance
We also work closely with the research departments of our university partners. Involving these groups in our research is really important as it can:
- improve the quality of our research
- ensure that our research is up to date and relevant
- ensure we ask the most important questions in the right way
- offer us new perspectives and introduce areas that we may not have considered
- ensure we present our findings in accessible language.
Another reason why 'user involvement' is important is that the government now requires user involvement to be incorporated into all research taking place in the NHS, including student research projects.
For more information about our research please contact the North Central London Research Consortium (NoCLoR) on 020 3317 3763 or visit their website www.noclor.nhs.uk. You can also contact Irene Henderson on 020 8938 2158 or firstname.lastname@example.org