Food insecurity study

Food insecurity study - Using co-production to explore food insecurity in adults with Severe Mental Illness living in Northern England

Protocol for a mixed methods study using co-production to explore food insecurity in adults with Severe Mental Illness living in Northern England

What is this study about?

A study to explore food insecurity in adults with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) living in Northern England. The study will seek the opinions and experiences of adults living with SMI in relation to food insecurity.

Who can take part?

  • Adults aged 18 and above.
  • A self-reported diagnosis of SMI (Serious Mental Illness).
  • Resident in Northern England (North West, Yorkshire and Humber or North East and North Cumbria).
  • Be able to provide informed consent for surveys and interviews, and implied consent by completing the survey.

What is involved?

We would like you to complete an online survey as fully as possible, but feel free to leave any questions unanswered that you cannot or would rather not answer.

We will ask you at the end of this survey whether you would be willing to be contacted to take part in future interviews to discuss your thoughts in more detail. If you are willing to do this, there will be a link to a separate contact form to complete your name and contact details. These contact details will be collected separately from your survey answers.

How to get involved?

To access the study go online to https://teesside.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/nihr-research-for-patient-benefit-fi_adults-with-smi_nort-5 to learn more and to sign up. Remember to say you heard about the survey through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

If you would like to take part but would prefer to do a paper survey, please contact Jo Smith, the joint Chief Investigator on her NHS Mobile number: 07557 834457 and Jo will send you a paper copy of this survey with a stamped, addressed envelope to return this to the research team