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18:00 - 21:00 29 November 2017

Mental Health Question Time: how can research evidence have greater impact on mental health policy?


Inner Temple Hall | Inner Temple Hall
Crown Office Row | London | EC4Y 7HL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Is mental health research under-used by policy makers? Or are academic research findings too slow, esoteric and equivocal to be useful for informing policy? A constructive partnership between research and policy is required to implement effective services which can meet the mental health needs of the whole population.

In this Mental Health Question Time event, we explore how this can be achieved. What does policy-relevant research look like? How can lived experience and service users’ perspectives contribute to evidence-based policy making? Our diverse panel of experts will be in conversation with an audience of policy makers, academics, clinicians, service users and others.

This event will also mark the launch of the new NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, introduced by Prof Sonia Johnson (Director) and Lord O'Shaughnessy (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Health)

The event is free and open to the public. Join the chat on #MHQT. The event will also be live streamed.


Syeda Akhter
+44 (0) | s.akhter@ucl.ac.uk


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