Are you a mental health service user or carer?
Would you like to complete a questionnaire designed to improve service user and carer involvement in mental health services?
Manchester University would like to invite secondary care* mental health service users and carers to help them develop a new questionnaire to measure user and carer involvement in physical health care planning in mental health services.
Many mental health policy documents state that involving service users and carers in care planning is fundamental to improving the quality of their care. However, there is substantial evidence that this does not always happen.
The aim of this study is to develop a questionnaire or ‘measure’ to help us find out if you have been adequately involved in your physical health care plan in mental health services (or the care plan of somebody you care for).
Physical health is defined as an essential part of a person’s overall health and includes everything from their physical fitness and function to their overall well-being. This measure will focus on outcomes from the service user/carer point of view and is therefore called a patient reported outcome measure (or ‘PROM’ for short).
All participants will receive a gift voucher for taking part.
For more information, please open the Participant Information Sheet (Service users/carers) using the link below:
http://CLAHRC Validation Participant Information Sheet v 2 5 Febuary 2016.pdf
Or contact Manchester University before the 1st December 2016.
The research team can answer any questions you may have and discuss the project in more detail with you to help you make a decision about participating:
Please contact: Dr Helen Brooks
Tel: 0161 306 7784
You can also find an online version of the survey on this website: