Current projects

Our Research and Development Team undertake national research projects in our Trust and some of these are open for service users or their carers to take part in.

Projects that are currently seeking involvement from our service users and/or their carers include:

  • AD-Care – investigating Acute Day Units (ADUs); services that provide an alternative to admission for people experiencing mental health crises
  • Autism Conditions in Adulthood – learning about the lives of adults on the autism spectrum and their families
  • DAWN – a survey of people living with diabetes and mental illness in England
  • DIADS – Diagnostic Instruments for Autism in Deaf Children study
  • Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing Survey – a survey of health and lifestyle behaviours of people with severe mental ill health
  • RADAR Trial – reducing pathology in Alzheimer’s disease through angiotensin targeting
  • RESPECT Study – an intervention aimed at improving the sexual health of people with severe mental illness
  • Yorkshire Health Study – the Yorkshire Health Study is the largest long term health study in Yorkshire

These projects are usually referred to as ‘portfolio projects’ and are peer-reviewed, high quality projects, funded through a national competitive process. Each of the projects have been accepted on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio.

If you would like to find out more about participating as a service user or as a carer in any of the above studies, please contact our Research and Development Team by emailing research.lypft@nhs.net or calling 0113 855 2387.