Research presented at partner showcase event

A key piece of CLAHRC NWC research has been presented at Mersey Care’s inaugural Perfect Care Research Collaboration event.

Held at the Quaker House in Liverpool, the initiative was designed to showcase critical research work that is being delivered through collaboration, focusing on making services safer, reducing self-harm and improving people’s physical health.  Discussions focused on the real world benefits of the joint work that stems from the University of Liverpool and Merseycare working in tandem.

Results from the first wave of the Household Health Survey were presented by Dr Jason Mcintyre (pictured), Research Associate & Core Methodologist for CLAHRC NWC. The survey, conducted within selected neighbourhoods across the North West, has gathered information to enable the identification of local level and socio-economic factors that affect inequalities in physical and mental health.

Comparisons of diagnosed depression figures, measurements of neighbourhood belonging, the structure of mental health symptoms and impact of service usage were all presented for discussion.

Professor Rhiannon Corcoran, CLAHRC NWC improving Mental Health Lead, who jointly co-ordinated the event said: “We have emphasised the quantity and quality of collaborative research going on daily between the University of Liverpool and Mersey Care with some fine examples of exemplary, inclusive, partnership working being showcased.”

A stall providing examples of published research outputs from the improving Mental Health theme enabled the 70+ strong audience to discover more about the CLAHRC NWC work.

Catch up with the event on Storify (prepared by Chris Deputy of the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society).

More articles     Posted on: 05 June 2017