Moving Minds is a one-year project that involves employing and supporting five people as part-time researchers - each of them have experience of long term mental health conditions and living in a low income area or being an asylum seeker or refugee.
The research team seeks to further understand what enables and hinders effective self management for people with long term mental health conditions who experience an additional disadvantage due to area deprivation and/or experiencing the asylum process.
The project concludes this year (2011) and will produce a number of outputs including:
An academic paper
A recommendations booklet
A research presentation at a symposium in March
An evaluation of the process to inform future models and approaches to service user research in Scotland
We lead the project annd our partners include The Scottish refugee Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, East Glasgow Users Forum, Positive Mental Attitudes and University of Birmingham. The project runs from 2010-11 and is funded by The Long term Conditions Alliance Scotland.