Service User and Carer Group Advising on Research


In 2014, SUGAR submitted an article to the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing that described the benefits of ‘Adding SUGAR’ to research, from the unique insights that have influenced the design of studies, to improving the application of the research to real-life mental health practice, and the personal development of the service users and carers involved. Read the full article here.

In the same journal edition, Professor Alan Simpson and Richard Humm, an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, City University London and member of SUGAR were invited to write the editorial piece. Here they talk about the use of service users as collaborators in research, and the valuable role of peer support in mental health. Read the full article here.

SUGAR has also been making headlines in East London NHS Foundation Trust’s R&D Newsletter. The group feature in both the Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014 editions. To read more about the R&D work of the Trust, you can download their newsletters from their website here.




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