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Citizen science project 2: Envisioning recovery support

Our citizen science project

We are exploring how to transform mental health services and how best to support recovery for people with lived experience of mental health challenges. We want to get new ideas for what a better mental health system, or a more responsive mental health recovery society, can look like. We invite you to join us in imagining a more positive future for those of us in society who struggle with mental health difficulties.

How you can get involved

We have been working with members of the public living in the UK, and with personal lived experience of mental health difficulties, to develop twenty-three (23) story beginnings about mental health, that were created by members of the public (citizen scientists).

We now want to make eleven (11) of these story beginnings available to the public, to help citizens imagine a better future.

Following the scenarios presented in each the story beginning, we want people to write a futuristic ending for the story, which we want people to complete as positively as possible.

To participate please follow this link – https://forms.office.com/e/kxvnE9jN7S.  

We need contributions by end of May 2024.

We’d appreciate you sharing this project with others, for example, by sharing our Twitter post https://twitter.com/MentalHealthCsi/status/1770017159726399696 and our Facebook post.

Where can I find out more?

This research is taking place as part of the C-STACS study, in collaboration with the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre

If you’d like to stay informed about this and other mental health citizen science work, then our main point of communication is our mailing list – you can join here: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=MHCITIZENSCIENCEPROJECT&A=1. Please add MHCITIZENSCIENCEPROJECT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK to your safe list.

This project is taking place as part of a larger initiative at the University of Nottingham that we call “Citizen Science for Mental Health”. We don’t have a presence on the web yet, but you can follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/MentalHealthCsi or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555569557873.