Actively engaging a network of key stakeholders

The Research department actively engages a range of stakeholders. This is done through attendance at events either as speakers or presenting posters or sharing information. We actively engage in activities that allow us to network with key partners as described in the section on influencing national and regional agendas. Key stakeholders can be those within the Trust but also regionally and nationally. Our annual forum is targeted at staff and gives them the opportunity to come together face to face to hear about the outputs of research but also network with each other and the research department. This year as well as hearing from directly from researchers about the outputs of the research attendees participated in workshops where they can learn about writing for publication, how to support research as a manager and given time to network with each other. See below other event we have supported over the last year.

COMIC have teamed up with Leeds University to run a series of events around participatory methods for children’s mental health research. These interactive events have proved to be very popular with attendees. ZJ- add a bit more?

As a department we also want to ensure we give a wide range of people access to research opportunities. We now have an Urdu speaking Research Assistant and have worked with the Diamonds Research team to support translation of documents into Urdu for the Diamonds study with the help of the NIHR EMRI translational services. We have also been successful in receiving a grant from the NIHR for a project to engage asylum seekers and refugees in perinatal mental health research. We now have Akrivia working within the Trust (see link). This allows us to identify potential participants for research that we previously would not have known about therefore widening access to research.

  • Roadshows (list locations?)
  • Research Forum, March 14th Cloth Hall, Leeds
  • UoL/COMIC Participatory Methods
  • Spoke at NHS 75
  • Bakesale at TRust Headquarters
  • AWARE Day
  • EMRI Conference