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(Still) welcoming people with mental health problems into mainstream research

January 28, 2020

One of the first things that I did when I went freelance was to write an article entitled Welcoming people with mental health problems into mainstream research, which was published in the International Journal of Market Research in 2011.

Immediately preceding this I was Head of Research at a mental health charity and this opened my eyes to the fact that mental health problems are ‘invisible’ and widespread, and that people with mental health problems regularly face exclusion.  My attention was also drawn to the fact that many people with mental health problems are also consumers of mainstream products and services, and therefore form a notable proportion of the population of participants involved with mainstream research.

With this in mind I wrote this article to discuss ‘best practice’ ways in which mental health problems should be considered when conducting research projects.

The world has changed a lot since then and perhaps this all sounds obvious to you now.  However, I do think what I have written in this article still stands and I also think that some of the points have a broader use when it comes to planning accessible research projects generally.

So!  Why not check out my article, which you can find reproduced on my website.

I’m also always delighted to have a chat with you about how you can make your research projects as accessible as possible so please do get in touch any time.

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