Who do we work with?
We work with all mental health professionals (clinicians, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, care co-ordinators, social workers and managers) working for AWP or in other organisations within or outside of the NHS.
We also work jointly with professional researchers, academics and students with a variety of specialisms and interests from a range of universities and other organisations.
What do we offer?
AWP is well placed to conduct a varied and innovative studies in mental health and dementia, which are of both national and international value. Being a large Mental Health Trust, we have many experienced professionals with a great deal to contribute, as well as a diverse range of people who have benefited from our services over the years. There are also several leading universities in the field of mental health within our geographical area.
Research across the Trust is supported by the R&D department. Our objectives are set out in the R&D Strategy and reflect objectives set out by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Getting involved in research
We have many opportunities for professionlas to be involved in R&D. If you are interested in working with some of our partners, a good starting point is to review the current and planned projects in the Research study library. Then contact the R&D department, who can tell you more about what support is needed and can help you identify ways you can be involved.
Conducting your own research
Guidance on how to start a new research study and all the things you need to think about before you start, is available on the Staff guidance page.
LINK Research Community
The LINK Research community is a way of R&D connecting with AWP staff. By joining the LINK, we can keep you posted about lates research news and opportunities. If you are an AWP member of staff, please visit the R&D Pages on Ourspace to join the LINK Research Community.