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NEON Trials

Updated 26th March 2021

The NEON Study has assembled a large and diverse collection of recovery narratives from across the world. We have worked with DRT Software to develop a web application, the NEON Intervention, which provides access to these recovery stories for people who register an account. The NEON Intervention works on smartphones, tablets and on your laptop or desktop computer.

We are now testing whether people benefit from viewing, hearing and reading these recovery stories through the NEON Intervention. We are investigating the impact on three groups:

  • People with experience of psychosis in the NEON Trial
  • People living with any other type of mental health problem in the NEON-O Trial
  • Carers of people living with ANY mental health problem in the NEON-C Trial

The trials opened on 9th March 2020.

None of these trials require any face-to-face contact, and there is no need to visit the health service. You take part online, and you can do this from home if you wish. No diagnosis is needed to take part in our trials, and you will never be asked for access to your health records.

Recruitment completed

Updated 7th April 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have now completed recruitment to all three of our trials, with 1830 people from across England taking part. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us out over the past year, we couldn’t have done it without all of the support we have received, much of which we will never know about.

We will now shift our focus to the continued running of the trials, which will enable us to understand how recovery stories can help people. There will be no further participant sign-ups to any of the trials.