For: Mental health service users with lived experience of personality disorders.
What: A group of researchers from the University of Bristol are planning a research study. The study will look at ways services might be improved for people with personality disorders, who live in the community. Personality disorder is a long-term condition and people often have difficulty in relationships with other people. Personality disorder can lead to poor mental health and social isolation.
The researchers would like to hear your views on the study: what you think of its goal and how it should be done. If you have relevant personal experience and might be interested, please email Katrina Turner on firstname.lastname@example.org. Katrina will then email you to discuss a time and place to meet.
The plan is to first of all have an open meeting where people with lived experience of personality disorder will be invited to comment on the study and where the researchers can explain what opportunities there will be. People can then choose what they would like to be involved in, if they are interested. If you would prefer to talk to the lead researcher on a one-to-one basis, rather than attend the meeting, please say this when you email Katrina. She would be very happy to call you back.
You do not need any previous experience of helping with research or with service improvement. Travel expenses will be paid and refreshments provided. In addition, all those attending the initial meeting will be given a £20 gift voucher to thank them for their time.