Besides taking part in a study, there are many ways in which you can get actively involved in research.
Increased engagement and involvement in research has been shown to improve patient experience and increase study recruitment/retention.1
There are opportunities for members of the public to be actively involved in research projects and in research organisations (e.g. working alongside researchers as co-applicants on a research project or as members of a project advisory or steering group).
We also engage patients and members of the public, raising awareness about our research through events (e.g. public open days) and via media coverage.
1. Ennis, L. et al. Impact of patient improvement in mental health research: longitudinal study. British Journal of Psychiatry (Sept 2013) doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.119818