On Wednesday 5th October East London Foundation Trust presented a mental health research day where they invited SUGAR to have a stall promoting what we stood for and how we advised on research as service users and carers. The day was organised by Professor Stefan Priebe and his excellent team including Karin Albani who promotes and plans the event every year. Both have strong connections with SUGAR and are firm supporters of our group.
This half-day conference had the format of very brief presentations on a wide range of research projects that are being conducted in the Trust. Thus, you got information on 14 different projects, ranging from epidemiological studies to clinical trials and qualitative work.
Alan Simpson, Michael Ahern and Claudette Brandon were there representing SUGAR and giving out booklets and engaging with researchers, clinicians and other professionals in the mental health field to promote the good work we do in our monthly SUGAR meetings. Below are some pictures of our stall taken on the day.