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Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)

BRC Service User Advisory Group


At the Specialist NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) for Mental Health we are committed to fully engaging people with experience of mental ill health in our research.  We have established a BRC Service User Advisory Group. This is a group of service users that offers advice and expertise to the BRC as a whole and to each of its research themes (which cover most mental health diagnoses in both adults and children, and include the dementias and addictions). We believe that service user perspectives are critically important in mental health research. 

Meetings take place in Camberwell, South London, and group members are reimbursed for their time. We are part of a research partnership between the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. Our aim is to find new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating mental ill health by translating advances in biomedical research (e.g. in areas like genetic scanning and psychology) into benefits for service users.

For more information please email Jo Evans:

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