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Help with our research

The National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) and MQ Mental Health are working together to reach out to people with lived experiences of bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis, and depression. We hope to build a collaborative research community dedicated to increasing understanding of these mental health conditions including causes, triggers, and how best to manage symptoms.

One factor holding back mental health research is the lack of ‘registries’, where people indicate their willingness to be contacted about being involved in future research studies.

While registries are now standard practice for conditions like cancer or diabetes, they are much less common for mental health conditions. We are missing a resource which could be key in enabling mental health research.

About the study

We are trying to understand why some people experience problems with their mental health. By comparing information from people who have experienced mental health problems with information from people who have not, we hope to learn more about the factors that may make some people more likely to become unwell than others.

We hope that our study will improve the understanding of mental illness and help find better treatments in the future. If you decide to take part, we will ask you to provide us with some basic information about you and your mental health in order to help us answer these important research questions. We also want to identify people who would be willing to be approached about taking part in further mental health research projects.

We need as many people as possible to take part – wherever you live, whether you’ve experienced a mental illness or not.

If you are happy to take part in this study please visit our online survey platform to get started.



Looking for more information first? We’ve put together the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Take part today

If you are interested in taking part in our research, please visit our online survey platform to get started.


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