Participating Centres

The CASPER team began recruiting participants in June 2011.

Kate Bosanquet, the Trial Manager, explains:

 “People registered with GP practices in York were the first to be offered the chance to participate in the trial. This was followed by Leeds and in early 2012, Durham. From April 2013 we began recruitment in the Newcastle area. To test whether the treatment offers significant benefit in reducing depression symptoms and improving people’s quality of life we needed to recruit 980 people in total who will then be followed up for 12 to 18 months. Recruitment was completed in August 2014. Participants will be followed up with questionnaires for a further 18 months until 2016.”

From August 2014 we successfully recruited over 1500 participants in York, Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Durham, Newcastle and surrounding areas.