Building your networks and influencing mental health

The map is filling up nicely. Is your research on there?

A huge part of growing as a mental health researcher is learning from other people’s experiences and skills. That’s why the Mental Health Research Incubator has created a mental health research map for building collaborations.

The map of mental health research is becoming a key practical resource. It makes it easy for research-active clinicians, lived experience experts, and mental health academics to connect with one another. This map is creating the cross-disciplinary connections that we need to help take on the challenges of mental health problems. By working together people will get the support they need at the right time.

The map of mental health research has over 500 researchers listed from 20 different backgrounds. These include social work, physiotherapy and behavioural science and more. Does it include your research yet?

How it works

You can use the map to connect with others with similar research interests or locations. There are even contact details available so you can connect directly – if the researcher has opted in for this.

To search by background, pick ‘category’ to filter. You can use it to connect with people that have different and complementary expertise.

Whoever you are, if you do mental health research, then plot yourself on the map! It’s easy to do and could help you find the connections to make the next big mental health breakthrough.

Professor Cathy Creswell, the director of the Mental Health Research Incubator said: “We desperately need to build research capacity in mental health.  Supporting people in clinical and non-clinical settings to build their networks is a big part of that. I’m thrilled to see that the map has taken off.”

Is your work already on the mental health research map? If not, add it today and start connecting with researchers with similar interests to make a difference together.