Mental health researchers in CRD are currently working with a number of NHS stakeholders (including several mental health trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups) and related bodies (eg NGOs) to support:
The University has identified NHS Mental Health Research partnerships as an institutional priority and has invested significantly in this through a 15 year memorandum of understanding with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. CRD currently hosts a knowledge exchange fellowship project with the Trust in partnership with Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. This relationship is helping to build capacity across clinical and non-clinical staff for involvement in and use of systematic reviews, with the goal of increasing Trust staff contributions to our reviews at all stages in the process. The project will help identify unanswered questions arising in day-to-day decision-making, as well as providing a valuable route for knowledge mobilisation.