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September 2020

Improving the health of people with mental and physical health problems - what are the questions you would like to see answered by research?

We want to give people living with both mental and physical health problems, their families, and the health and social care professionals who treat and support them, a voice in deciding the most important questions to be answered by future research.

Dr Liz Newbronner, who is leading this work comments “we are really interested to hear what people think we should be looking at in our research projects, and this will be crucial in developing our research over the coming years”.

To do this, we have created a short survey where people can tell us what is important to them, about improving the health of people with mental and physical health problems. The survey will be open until the end of October 2020.

If you would like to take part in this survey, click here. (paper copies available on request)

Our aim is to identify unanswered questions about what would help people with mental health problems look after their physical health. For example, what treatments and services, if examined by research could make a real difference to peoples’ lives. Working with communities and partner organisation from across Yorkshire and Humber we will then prioritise those that are the most important for research to address and plan how we might respond to them.

Our work is being guided by our fantastic priority setting Steering Group, which includes people with experience of mental health problems and clinicians.

September 2020

PhD Opportunity - Addressing the needs of older people with frailty

The Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research is pleased to announce an excellent PhD scholarship opportunity - Addressing the needs of older people with frailty.

The scholarship is part of the Older People with Frailty theme in the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration.

For further information and to apply, click here.

Application closing date: Wednesday 7th October 2020.

September 2020

PhD Opportunity - The management of acute paediatric episodes of care within the urgent and emergency care system.

Based at the University of Sheffield, this PhD opportunity is part of the ARC YH Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Theme, led by Professor Suzanne Mason. Aims include: to deliver improvements to demand and flow through the UEC system using a learning health systems approach, prioritising outcomes important to patients and providers and building on a track record of delivery and impact in this area of national NHS priority.

For further information and to apply, click here.

Application closing date: Saturday 31st October 2020.

January 2020

Inspiring videos show smokers with mental health conditions who successfully quit

As part of an output from the CLAHRC SCIMITAR+ study, former smokers with mental health conditions have shared their inspiring journeys on how they conquered their addiction in a series of powerful short films. Watch the videos and read the full article here.