Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

SHARE - Social, Health and Recovery Experiences


SHARE (Social, Health and Recovery Experiences) is a research study examining the lived experiences of mental distress and recovery amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals. The study will explore social influences of mental distress and recovery (e.g. culture, identity and belonging), to develop knowledge of the experiences, challenges and processes encountered by BAME individuals who have used mental health services, in order to bring about organisational change.


We are currently looking for volunteers to join our focus groups (small group discussions) to capture the lived experiences of individuals who are:

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Have experienced mental distress (e.g. have used mental health services previously) and
  • Identify with being of a BAME background


There are also opportunities for individuals to join the SHARE Lived Experience Advisory Panel to provide expertise on shaping this study. Our first meeting took place in February and we have further meetings planned during April and June 2019.


If you are interested in being involved, know someone who would be interested, or would like to find out more information, please contact Ada Hui: for further details.