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Research Study

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and the University of East Anglia would like to improve people’s experience of the diagnostic process and have now received approval to conduct a research study. This study is the first of its kind involving service users with experience of mental health diagnosis, asking them what they think of the new diagnostic criteria in the ICD-11 diagnostic manual, which is used by all psychiatrists. We have agreement from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that this feedback will be used for the development of the updated version of the manual, so your involvement is really important.
We are looking for individuals who have been diagnosed with:
• Generalised Anxiety Disorder
• Depressive Disorder
• Personality Disorder
• Bipolar Disorder (Type I)
• Schizophrenia
Participants will be required to take part in one focus group (60-90 mins) in April or May 2017 for which you will receive a £10 voucher. The focus group will take place in either Norfolk or Suffolk.
You must also:
• Be aged 18 +
• Have used mental health services within the last five years
• Have one of the diagnoses listed above
If you are interested in taking part or would like more information about the study, please contact: or call 01603 421 303 (and ask to speak to Joseph Ridler or Amorette Perkins).
Alternatively, we are holding information events on:
24th April at the Marriott Centre, Weybourne Room, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, NR6 5BE, 11.30-13.30pm
19th April at NSFT Recovery College, Blomfield House, Looms Lane, Bury St Edmonds, IP33 1HE, 11-3pm
– you can drop in anytime for tea/coffee and to find out more about the study.
Attached is the participant information sheet (with Ethics Reference) for more information. Please email or call us if there are further questions.  

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